New hospice for Limerick


rp_michaelnoonanelec.jpgLIMERICK is to have a new have a new hospice and expanded nursing home facilities under the management of Milford Hospice, it has been announced.

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., has announced that Milford Care Centre (MCC) is to build a new 34-bed specialist in-patient palliative care unit at Castletroy, which will serve Limerick and the Mid-West Region, and to expand the Centre’s not-for-profit Nursing Home facility.

The new Hospice will cost an estimated €7.7m, and the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and the JP McManus Pro Am 2010 are to contribute €3.4m towards this project, Minister Noonan revealed.

The Nursing Home expansion will cost €0.8m, which is to be funded directly by the Nursing Home, bringing the total cost of the Milford developments to €8.5m.

Both the new Hospice in-patient unit and the upgraded Nursing Home will give all clients the privacy of their own room and the full project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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