Government Urged To "Bite The Bullet" And Fund €13m Midlands Hospice

The Irish Hospice Foundation says it's unfair to ask smaller, local organisations to shoulder the cost.

The Irish Hospice Foundation says the government must bite the bullet and fund a €13 million facility in the midlands. 

The region is the only one in Ireland without plans for a specialist inpatient unit for those requiring palliative care. 

Figures from the HSE show funding allocated per person across Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Louth and Meath is less than €11. 

That compares with over €30 per person in the mid-west. 

Ballylinan's Sharon Foley is CEO of the IHF has been speaking with Midlands 103's Robert Fahy:

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