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South Westmeath Hospice Committee Warns Future Is Not Secure

They say it's an issue that must be raised with politicians on the doorsteps.

The South Westmeath Hospice Committee is warning the future of the facility is not yet secure. 

Committee Secretary Joe Whelan says the last four months have just been a stay of execution and is criticisng the HSE's dis-engagement on the issue. 

There are continued fears that the service will be downgraded and a new building in Clonbrusk will not match the current capacity. 

Mr. Whelan says its an issue that must be raised with politicians on the doorsteps:

The occupancy rate of the facility is almost double an original HSE estimate.  

The health service initially said residency was 35% - figures released by the HSE to the South Westmeath Hospice Committee confirm it's actually 65%.

The low occupancy rate is being used to justify a move to a new unit in Clonbrusk.  

Mr. Whelan also says promises made by the HSE need to be fulfilled:

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