HSE moves to improve services for terminally ill patients in Donegal

The HSE is moving to improve facilities for terminally ill people in Donegal, with an initiative to ensure there are dedicated palliative care beds in all district hospitals in the county.

The ‘Closer to Home’, initiative is led by nurses, and is intended to allow people too ill to travel to Letterkenny or another centre receive treatment in their own area.

The HSE says the service has always been provided on an ad-hoc basis, but it is now being put on a formal footing, with at least two dedicated beds in each district hospital.

Helen Mc Mahon is the Nurse manager co-ordinating the service.........

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