Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1879, continues its mission by providing, with loving care, high quality, person-centred health and social care services in the Hospice and community.
Human Dignity: To respect the unique worth of every individual.
Compassion: To empathise with those who are in discomfort or suffering and to strive to understand their experience.
Justice: To consistently act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability.
Quality: To strive for excellence in all aspects of our work.
Advocacy: To represent the needs of those who are unable to speak for themselves.
These core values are upheld and shared by many people of diverse cultures, faiths, professions and circumstances. Daily, they serve to inspire, motivate and guide us in our work together.
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is a 228 bed hospice providing specialist care for people with a wide range of needs from rehabilitation to end of life care. This high quality, person-centred loving care is provided both on-site in one of our truly special facilities; Harold’s Cross Hospice and Blackrock Hospice as well as in the local community. We provide specialist care to over 1,500 individuals every year. There are just over 600 staff and almost 300 volunteers who deliver this excellent service for patients and their families at a most difficult time in their lives. Their commitment to their work is exceptional. Being greeted with a smile every day adds to the wonderful openness and caring friendly atmosphere of our facilities, a reputation that I am truly proud of.
Our staff and volunteers understand that each person has unique needs and should be treated as an individual. The importance of the diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions of many of our staff and patients is recognised and respected. This approach is underpinned by our Mission Statement, and Core Values: Human Dignity; Compassion; Justice; Quality; Advocacy, and these are enacted in the Patient Priority Pledge. The Patient Priority Pledge is our commitment to living our core values and outlines a behavioural standard expected of all staff.
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services continues to be wonderfully supported by the public and organisations through donations, fundraising events and bequests and for this we are truly grateful. We appreciate all the support we get and are committed to spending all funds wisely. There are many ways in which you can help us with our work and with the on-going support of our donors, volunteers and staff we will continue to play an important role in the lives of all our patients and their families.
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