Waterford Hospice Movement provides medical and nursing care for patients with life limiting illnesses in their own homes and in nursing homes throughout Waterford City, County and South Kilkenny. The hospice supplies specialist equipment for pain control and comfort as well as psychological and social support for patients and their families.
In 2013, the Health Service Executive (HSE) approved the construction and design of a 20 Bed Palliative Care unit at University Hospital Waterford. When completed, the unit will serve the needs of patients throughout the south east and will be located on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. In May 2015, conditional planning permission was granted for the palliative care unit with building work expected to commence before the end of the year. With a fund-raising target of €6 million and a commitment from the HSE to co-fund the building, Waterford Hospice Movement is confident that over the next 3 years it will be able to raise the necessary funds through a range of fundraising activities.
Waterford Hospice organised the first A Walk To Remember in Waterford city in 2013 to raise funds for the Home Care Service as well as the new dedicated hospice facility. Over 1,000 people participated and it was a resounding success. The walk raised over €20,000 and helped develop awareness of the need for the new hospice facility within the south east.
This year’s 4th Annual Waterford Hospice A Walk To Remember, which takes place on Sunday, 13th November 2016. This is a 4km fun walk in the Eco Park at Kilbarry, Waterford. A family event, the walk is suitable for all ages – young and old. Click here for more details. All funds raised will go towards the Waterford Hospice Home Care Service as well as the new Regional Palliative Care Unit.
WLRFM, Beat102-103FM and Waterford Today are providing media support for the event.