The Service

The service is provided by a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists and an Occupational Therapist. The specialist nursing service is in place 365 days a year to provide specialist palliative care ensuring that people who are coping with a life threatening illness can access appropriate homecare and support. The aim of the service is to enhance the palliative care of patients in the home / community setting and to support and assist their families and professional carers. The Team provide the service by means of early identification and assessment and treatment of pain and other problems physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

The majority of patients cared for are cancer patients, but as our service has developed and expanded it is now also available for pain and symptom control in patients with other non-malignant conditions such as Motor Neurone, Muscular Dystrophy & MS.

How to avail of our hospice service

Patients are referred to the Consultant led Palliative Care Service by either their Hospital Consultant or their General Practitioner. Inpatient/Hospital referrals are made by the patient’s Consultant. Community/Home referrals are made by the patients General Practitioner. Home Care is provided by the Palliative Care Team working in co-operation with the patients General Practitioner and the Public Health Nurses.

All care is provided free of charge.

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Important announcement

Wexford Hospice Homecare are delighted to confirm that from December 2023 onwards – the Hospice service will now be fully funded and operated by the HSE.

The amicable and voluntary transfer of the successful service was as a result of the 33 years of service, donation and contribution from the people of Wexford. During 2024 – the Hospice as a registered Charity will begin the process of voluntarily winding down, as we now no longer fund the service.

In accordance with our constitution – in the short term we will continue to accept the donations for events that were organised in advance, but would advise that any new events be directed to other Wexford based and registered Charities in the palliative or cancer care sector.

Due to the generosity of the people of Wexford over the last three decades – there will be an excess fund of donations. In accordance with our constitution – this will be distributed later in the year to other palliative or cancer related charities that are based or operate within County Wexford.

We will be holding a service of Thanksgiving in Enniscorthy Cathedral at 7pm on Friday April 26th, 2024 to recognise the contribution of all those who have supported the Hospice.