LauraLynn Welcomes Funding Announcement

Published: 13 Dec 2021

LauraLynn allocated €800k for its Hospice Service in one-off funding prioritised for the hospice and palliative care sector.

LauraLynn welcomes one off funding of €800k for its Hospice Services

LauraLynn is set to receive €800k under an allocation of funds for Voluntary Hospice & Palliative Care Services following the announcement of one-off funding of €10m towards palliative and end-of-life care by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly.

Mr Donnelly commented; “I am delighted to announce that funding will also be allocated to members of the Voluntary Hospice Group. We value the essential palliative care services provided by members of the Voluntary Hospice Group and this funding is in recognition of, and to support, their valuable services,” Mr Donnelly said.

LauraLynn greatly welcomes this funding for the sector in general and it is further recognition of its own services.

Kerry McLaverty, LauraLynn CEO, says; ‘’LauraLynn greatly welcomes this funding for hospice and palliative services to ensure that individuals and their families across the country will be able to access this specialist care when they need it. The announcement is recognition of the vital work of palliative care professionals and the services they provide. As Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice providing this specialist care and support to children and families across the country, the announcement is further recognition of the importance of the services we provide in LauraLynn. 2021 had been an exciting year for us as we celebrated a Decade at the forefront of children’s hospice care and this funding will have a huge impact on the services we provide as we look ahead to expanding our services next year.’’

Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice continues to provide vital care and supports to children and families across the country and recently announced plans to expand its reach within the Leinster region and expand services in the Munster region through a Satellite Service which will be based in Cork.

The funding announced will provide for the delivery of hospice care to people in every region of the country.

Full details of the announcement by the Department of Health can be found here.