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Donegal Hospice


Knocknamona, Letterkenny, Donegal

Donegal Hospice

The current mission statement of Donegal Hospice is: to provide comprehensive physical, emotional and spiritual care for individuals and families promoting the highest quality of living during life-limiting illness and bereavement.


It is not just about the individual, nor is it just about medical intervention, but is about identifying what is appropriate in each individual case and providing a range of support services that are appropriate to that person and their individual circumstances. These may involve the Home Care team providing support at home; it may be a short period in the Hospice to provide symptom control; or it may involve the Day Care Unit providing opportunities for social contact with other people in similar circumstances who understand and are willing to share.


The idea of a Donegal Hospice was generated by the enthusiasm of a small group of local people back in 1988, who undertook the project of voluntarily raising funds for the first Home Care Nurse in Donegal. Things have come a long way since then. There is now a dedicated 8 bedded unit at Knocknamona in Letterkenny, providing a range of inpatient and day care services as well a Home Care team comprising 5 Nurses providing direct support in the home and wider community.