2019 was a historic year for Mayo Roscommon Hospice with the hospice building in Mayo completed and due to open in the coming months. The 14-bed inpatient facility, with full day care services cost in the region of €8.5 million euro to construct and 100% of the funds came from fundraised income. A loan was secured for the construction of the unit, but that loan was not drawn down and the unit is now complete on fundraised income.
2020 will also be a busy year for the Foundation. The sod was turned on the Roscommon Hospice on January 10th and the project will take around 14 months. The finished facility will be an 8-bed inpatient facility, with full day care facilities. It will cost about €6 million to construct and again 100% of that will come from fundraised income.
A large percentage of our fundraised income comes from Hospice Sunflower Days and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s each year, so without that we would not have been able to build our Mayo Hospice and move onto our Roscommon build and continue to provide our homecare palliative care services in the two counties.