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Galway Hospice Needs Your Vote
Galway Hospice has been shortlisted for a Charity Impact Award 2021, with the intention of
shining a light on our impact and achievements during the difficult year of Covid-19. Galway
Hospice provides support and care to people in Galway living with a range of life-limiting
illnesses. We strive to help these patients and families live each of life’s moments to the
fullest, with the ones who matter most. We are about hope, caring and going the extra mile
to make life the best it can be for those who need us.
We have continued to care throughout the pandemic, our team made 6,366 visits and
27,283 calls to patients in the community and cared for 300 Inpatients. Our Medical Social
Work team developed new ways to support patients and families, including virtual
Remembrance Services and a socially distanced Walk & Talk group, where bereaved
individuals can meet others and our team in a local woodland. Art Therapy developed a
project which saw patients, families and staff painting to keep everyone connected and
creative during lockdown. Our Community Team put together information packs for nursing
homes/ GPs to provide guidance on medications for end of life care.
‘Every Moment Matters’ is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that providing
specialist palliative care means offering the right care with dignity and compassion to
patients and families living with life-limiting illness in their place of choice. Covid-19 has
impacted day-to-day life but for patients under the care of our ‘home away from home’
Inpatient Unit, staff continue to ensure their experience is as comfortable as possible. For
example, we have been facilitating family visits, checking that the radio is tuned to a station
they like, placing drawings and pictures from family on our walls and arranging virtual and
activity packs for Day Care patients. Galway Hospice has always valued the fact that it is the
small moments that can mean the most, this has been especially true in 2020.
Voting is open to the public on the Charity Impact Awards website at under ‘large organisations’ now until 3rd November 2021. The
vote accounts for 25% of the judge’s score. Thank you for supporting Galway Hospice.