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What We Do

St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of north Dublin city and county and surrounding counties. We are a voluntary organisation under the care of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Community Palliative Care
  • Hospice Day Care
  • Inpatient Units
  • Outpatient Services
  • Bereavement Care

Please click the services tab at the top of the page to view our full range of services.

What we’ve done:

We supported more than 1,800 patients and their families in 2019. This care was provided by the multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Complementary Therapists, Lymphoedema Therapists, Care Assistants, Household, Administration and Contract staff.

We provided specialist palliative care to more than 1,400 people in their homes. Many of those patients attended our Hospice Day Care centres and Outpatient clinics in Raheny and Blanchardstown. In addition, 614 patients were admitted to our Inpatient Units in Raheny and Blanchardstown for symptom management and end of life care. We helped families, both during the person’s illness and afterwards, through support and counselling by the Medical Social Work team.

What we want to do:

  • Pay the capital debt of €4.5M (as of end 2019) for St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown. Annual repayments are currently circa €700,000.
  • Raise €5.9M per year through voluntary donations to provide our high quality services, which are free to the patients and families in our care. St Francis Hospice Dublin is partially funded by the Health Service Executive.

With your help we can do it!

Our Commitment to Improve Access

St Francis Hospice is committed to improving access to our services for people with life limiting conditions. In the first three months of 2021:

  • 100% of patients referred to our Community Palliative Care service received a visit within 7 days
  • 97% of patients referred to our Inpatient service were admitted within 7 days


Additional Information

Since 1989 the staff and volunteers of St Francis Hospice have provided specialist palliative care to the people of north Dublin city and county. Based on a Christian philosophy, the service treats each person with dignity, respect and compassion irrespective of their cultural or religious background.

It costs €17.8M per year to provide St Francis Hospice's services in north Dublin. Of this, €11.9M is funded by the Health Service Executive. We rely on the generous support of the north Dublin community to help us provide specialist palliative care services.

There is no charge to patients or families for the care we provide.


(01) 8327535
(01) 8327635


(01) 8294000
(01) 8294099

Company Registration No: 153874
Charity Number: CHY10568
Charity Regulatory Authority Number: 20027193


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