Where the fundraising monies go

How Friends of St. Brigid's Hospice
support the hospice

Home Care

Sometimes patients being cared for in their homes will require more hours than those provided by the Cancer Society.

Where this is requested by the home care team we will fund this extra cost.

Garden Maintenance

The Friends commissioned a local garden designer, Angela Binchy when the new Hospice was built.

The building has an internal open-air centre with private courtyards outside each bedroom which patients or families can use.

We also fund the maintenance of this garden.

Security Services

Although the Hospice is now under the
control of the HSE, 24-hour security services are required at the reception desk. We fund this private and very necessary service after hours. 

Ambulance Services

Patients frequently need to attend hospitals. We fund the private ambulance service for each individual in a safe and friendly manner.


Our Volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect prescriptions and deliver blood samples to the local hospital.

Building Additional Hospice Space

At present, the Hospice requires more storage space.

We have agreed with the HSE to fund this as soon as appropriate planning permission is obtained.

Bursary For Staff

The Friends set up a bursary in 2021 to support and encourage staff to receive training in all services provided by the Hospice.

This is available to all staff - nursing, catering and auxiliary staff.  Shorter training courses which staff undergo annually are also funded separately.

Patient Comforts

From time to time some patients require personal items or services which we fund when requested.


We also provide items that make rooms more cosy and homely.

Therapy Dog

We fund a therapy dog, Rua, who joins ward rounds if the patient & family wish.

He receives ongoing training in pet therapy.

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