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What We Do

St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and county. We are a voluntary organisation under the care of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Community Palliative Care
  • Hospice Day Care
  • Inpatient Units
  • Outpatient Services
  • Bereavement Care

Please click the services tab at the top of the page to view our full range of services.

What we’ve done:

We supported more than 1,200 patients and their families in 2015. This care was provided by the multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Complementary Therapists, Lymphoedema Therapists, Care Assistants, Household, Administration and contract staff.

We provided specialist palliative care to nearly 900 people in their homes. Many of those patients attended our Hospice Day Care centres and Outpatient clinics in Raheny and Blanchardstown. In addition, 300 patients were admitted to our Inpatient Units in Raheny and Blanchardstown for symptom management and end of life care. We helped families, both during the person’s illness and afterwards, through support and counselling by the medical Social Work team.

What we want to do:

  • Pay the capital debt of €6.8M for St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown. Annual repayments are currently circa €700,000.
  • Maintain our services at St. Francis Hospice Raheny and Blanchardstown, currently requiring €3.6M annually from fundraising. This includes operating costs of €225,000 per month for our Community Palliative Care and Hospice Day Care, which are only partially funded by the Health Service Executive.

With your help we can do it!

Additional Information

Since 1989 the staff and volunteers of St. Francis Hospice have provided specialist palliative care to the people of north Dublin city and county. Based on a Christian philosophy, the service treats each person with dignity, respect and compassion irrespective of their cultural or religious background.

Partial funding for the running costs of the service comes from various sources, including the Health Service Executive, Irish Hospice Foundation and local support groups. However, St. Francis Hospice, to a large extent depends on charitable contributions and benefits greatly from the generous support of the community.

There is no charge to patients or families for the care we provide.


(01) 8327535
(01) 8327635


(01) 8294000
(01) 8294099

Registered Charity Number: CHY 10568


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