Progress Being Made On The Midlands' First Hospice Centre

Funding of €20m was announced a year ago.

Progress is being made on the development of a hospice premises for the midlands.

It's been a year since previous Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced €20m in funding for specialist palliative care inpatient unit to be based in Tullamore.

Laois, Offaly and Westmeath are currently without such a facility, and local groups only offer at home services.

Spokesperson for Offaly Hospice Foundation, Professor Humphrey O'Connor says public funding means it is now largely a HSE-driven project:

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