Figures reveal major shortfall in child palliative care funding for North West region



It's been revealed that there is a major gap in funding between Specialist Palliative Care for In-Patient and Hospice services for adults and those available to children in this region.

Figures from the HSE show that the services provided to adults have been allocated over €202M between 2013 and 2016 to date, while similar services for children have received just over €1.3M during the same period.

However, the region which includes Donegal, received no funding for children's Outreach Nursing services during the three year period.

The data was provided through Parliamentary Question to Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty: