Our services and goals for the future
St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and county. 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:
Please click the services tab at the top of the page to view our full range of services.
We supported more than 1,600 patients and their families in 2017. 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 1,200 people in their homes. Many of those patients attended our Hospice Day Care centres and Outpatient clinics in Raheny and Blanchardstown. In addition, more than 600 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.
With your help we can do it!
St Francis Hospice is committed to improving access to our services for people with life limiting conditions. In the first nine months of 2019:
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 €15.25M per year to provide St Francis Hospice's services in north Dublin. Of this, €10.75M 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.