Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan is hoping more end of life beds can be created.
A new hospice wing could be built at Portlaoise Regional Hospital.
The Justice Minister is suggesting the idea, noting a shortage of palliative care beds in the area.
The Midlands is the only region in the country without a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.
Minister Flanagan is making the comments after it emerged at a terminally ill prisoner died in the Midlands Prison in 2018.
The 47 year old inmate was approved for hospice care, but an available bed could not be found.
Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan is hoping more end of life beds can be created:
Offaly Hospice launched a fundraising campaign last year to build a 16 bed facility, which would cost €10 million.
The unit would be built on the grounds of the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore and the HSE will pay the running costs once the facility is built.