About Us

Find out more about the Friends of St Brigid's Hospice

MISSION STATEMENT

The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Home Care Services is a voluntary organisation with charitable status and is a company limited by guarantee.

Our principal objective is to benefit the community of Co. Kildare and West Wicklow by assisting, promoting and supporting the aspirations and needs of St. Brigid’s Hospice. This is achieved through financial assistance towards Hospice, Specialist Palliative care and Home Care for patients with incurable life threatening illnesses and their families.

100% of the monies received from fund raising activities & donations to provide for:

Specialist Palliative Care

Palliative care is the continuing active total care of patients and their families, at a time when the medical expectation is no longer cure.

Building of additional patient accommodation

to the existing seven bedded unit, (in partnership with the H.S.E.).

Specialist equipment and other patient comforts

Funding for up-skilling/training courses

for palliative care nurses and ancillary staff.

Enhanced/ supplementary nursing cover

We need your help

Please donate now and all proceeds will go directly to helping at St Brigids Hospice.

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St. Brigid’s Hospice is situated in the peaceful pastoral surroundings of The Curragh and located approximately 200 metres from the M7 motorway at junction 12.

The registered address of St. Brigid’s Hospice is:
Drogheda Memorial Hospital,
The Curragh,
Co. Kildare.

Phone: 045 920011

Fundraising Support Groups

We have ten fundraising support groups throughout the region of Kildare and West Wicklow. A board meeting is held each month. Directors and representatives from each area attend. Directors and officers are elected. Our extensively audited accounts are approved, at the annual general meeting (AGM). The public are welcome to attend the AGM.

Naas

Leixlip Confey

Newbridge

Maynooth

Dunlavin

Kildare

Celbridge

Clane

Leixlip

Athy

Major Refurbishment Project

Has been completed at St. Brigid's Hospice

St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh was officially reopened on 1st October 2018 by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, after an extension and total refurbishment had been completed. The final cost of this project was in the region of 6 million Euro. This costly project was a joint venture of the Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Home Care Service and the HSE. The HSE set out the criteria, but all funding was raised by the Friends from our many supporters in Kildare and West Wicklow. The Friends, the Minister and the HSE are confidant that the Hospice is now a state of the art facility for patients and their families.

Our Members & Directory

All directors and members are volunteers and receive no financial remuneration.

Executive Committee

Chairperson: Eileen McDonald – Phone Chairperson: 0872021314. Email: eileenmcdonald14@gmail.com

Vice Chairperson: Dr. Adelaide Hanlon – Phone:0876420068. Email: drahanlon@yahoo.ie

Treasurer: Don Higgins – Phone: 0857177050. Email: donhiggins16@gmail.com

Secretary: Jackie Taylor – Phone: 016288129. Email:jacqtay3@gmail.com

Minutes Secretary: Clare Martin – Phone: 0876825252. Email: claremartinmn@hotmail.com

Directors

  • S. Barton
  • E. Beattie
  • C. Browne
  • A. Hanlon
  • D. Higgins
  • P. Hynes
  • M. Kelly
  • E. McDonald
  • S. McNamara
  • C. Martin
  • C. Murphy
  • J. Murphy
  • M. Murphy
  • E. O’Malley
  • D. O’Shea
  • A. Ryan
  • C. Smyth
  • J. Taylor
  • P. Walker