This Children’s Hospice Week and one year on since the LauraLynn community-based service in Cork opened its doors, supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Cork and Kerry, LauraLynn are delighted to announce that they will soon expand in-home care to children and their families across the Limerick region.
Marie Lynch, Regional Team Lead at LauraLynn commented “We are delighted to announce our plans to extend our in home-care into Limerick. Reaching more children and families who need our services in the Limerick area is a big step forward for the team who have been supporting families across Cork and Kerry for over a year now. LauraLynn are now supporting more children and their families than ever before, having seen a 139% increase in referrals in comparison to last year. The extension of our satellite service into Limerick will give families and children with life-limiting conditions access to symptom management, planned short breaks, emergency, and end-of-life care, as well as family supports and bereavement care”.
LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice, providing tailored hospice and palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families from across Ireland. LauraLynn are here for all who need support through their child’s journey with a life-limiting condition including parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers. A child’s life-limiting condition can have an impact on all family members including extended.
Alison Lane, Mum to Matthew Lane who attends LauraLynn commented “The LauraLynn Limerick service will be an extension of the wonderful care that LauraLynn provides to families without the burden of traveling to Dublin to get the care that you need for your Child as well as helping in times of crisis. It is just like having a security blanket. LauraLynn is like a security blanket for all the children and all the families that use the service.”
Last year, LauraLynn received core state funding which equated to approximately one third of the overall running costs for the hospice. LauraLynn relies primarily on fundraised income to fund its hospice services. This Children’s Hospice Week LauraLynn are asking the public to help families spend precious time together by donating. To donate please go to www.lauralynn.ie/donate