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€1.25 million Covid grant confirmed for Milford Hospice

Milford Hospice Covid grant of €1.25 million received from the HSE

€1.25 million Covid grant confirmed for Milford Hospice

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy

Milford Hospice is to receive an immediate once-off grant of €1.25 million from the HSE to cover Covid-19 related costs which have arisen since the onset of the pandemic.

Milford Hospice has been severely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to incurring some additional costs over the course of the pandemic, Milford Hospice, like many other organisations, has not been able to hold fundraising events since the end of February.

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Milford Care Centre is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. It was first established by the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1928 and now provides Specialist Palliative Care and Older Persons Services in the Midwest.  They aim to provide the highest quality of care to patients or residents, family, and friends.

Many families in Limerick have had some connection with Milford Hospice, be it directly or indirectly. They are a massive support to the community of Limerick, there is not a family in Limerick that hasn’t been supported by Milford Hospice.  

The funding for Milford was confirmed by Limerick Ministers of State Niall Collins and Patrick O’Donovan. Commenting on the announcement, Minister of State Niall Collins said, “The Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has allocated an amount of €10 million to immediate disbursement to several Hospices across the Country to defray costs incurred during the Covid-19 Pandemic to date. In this regard, I can confirm that Limerick’s Milford Hospice is to receive €1.25 million for this fund.”

Mr. Collins says the funding is very significant and will greatly help the immense work which is being done at Milford Hospice. While Minister O’Donovan has praised the grant saying it would come as a welcome relief to the hardworking staff and management who had experienced grave difficulties with their traditional fundraising.

“I would like to thank the staff and management of Milford Hospice for their very kind and professional ongoing service to the people of Limerick.” Mr. Collins added.

 

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