Western patients travel miles as health body drags heels

Mayo and Roscommon patients are being forced to travel to Galway or Dublin for inpatient hospice care, despite a 15year campaign to get a service for the region.

12th May, 2007

Mayo and Roscommon patients are being forced to travel to Galway or Dublin for inpatient hospice care, despite a 15year campaign to get a service for the region.

The Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation has a staff of 27 and provides a seven-day home care service, for which the local community raises money, and covers 70per cent of costs.

The foundation made a submission through HSE (Health Service Executive) West last July for a 14-bed specialist unit...

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