Council Chairperson commends local Hospice Daycare Service and staff

Front Row: Clare Gillan (Day Hospice Nurse), Councillor Trevor Wilson (Chairperson of Mid Ulster Council), Sarah Colgan (SAHS Fundraising Officer ( Armagh & Dungannon Corporates). Back Row: Sue Grierson (SAHS Volunteer), Jenny Brown (Hospice Auxiliary Nurse), Catherine McKernan (SAHS Volunteer).
Front Row: Clare Gillan (Day Hospice Nurse), Councillor Trevor Wilson (Chairperson of Mid Ulster Council), Sarah Colgan (SAHS Fundraising Officer ( Armagh & Dungannon Corporates). Back Row: Sue Grierson (SAHS Volunteer), Jenny Brown (Hospice Auxiliary Nurse), Catherine McKernan (SAHS Volunteer).

Mid Ulster Council Chairperson Trevor Wilson (pictured) recently visited the Hospice Daycare service in South Tyrone Hospital.

Along with a support service in Dungannon Resource Centre the service provides respite care, complimentary therapies and workshops, emotional and psychological support and bereavement services for patients and their families.

Cllr Wilson said: “Dungannon Day Hospice is a lifeline for people across Armagh and Dungannon caring for patients with a whole range of life-threatening and chronic illnesses. However, the cost to deliver Hospice Care after government funding is £6,630 per day which requires consistent fundraising in the local community.”

Fundraising Officer Sarah Colgan added: “Southern Area Hospice Services has a huge role to play in the community – but we’re not in it alone. Last year we cared for almost 1,000 patients and we could not have done this without the support of businesses in the community. If you are interested - please get in touch.”