Our Community Lodge Service is a community palliative care unit designed to provide hospice at home care for patients where the home
situation does not allow the existing hospice at home service to operate.
In 2010 the hospice was successful in receiving a grant from the Department of Health to build a community assisted living unit.
The units deliver a type of care provision that does not currently exist locally to improve the integration and availability of palliative care services across primary and secondary care.
The Aims of the Lodges
- To provide an alternative place of care which will resemble a more homely environment
- Facilities to provide rehabilitation and encourage independent living or a preferred place to die
- Each patient will have access to high quality nursing care 24 hours a day
Each lodge has an open plan living, kitchen and dining area, with a bedroom, and a private terrace. Two of the units have en-suite bathrooms and one has an assisted bathroom.
The unit has a Nurse Station to enable nurses to be available around the clock to provide palliative care and assist with symptom control and pain management.
The lodges are designed to provide independence, privacy and dignity for patients and can accommodate partners, carers and families for overnight stay.