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Saturday, 28th March 2020

Drogheda Hospice Homecare Foundation suspends services

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For the first time in its 26-year history, the Drogheda Hospice Homecare Foundation has had to suspend its operations, but only for the duration of the current health crisis.

The all-volunteer Drogheda Hospice Homecare was established in 1994 to care for local cancer patients and their families in their own homes and to transport patients to hospital and other medical appointments.

The service would normally have up to a dozen volunteers a day driving patients where they need to go thus alleviating the worry and expense involved for patients and their families.

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“This is the first disruption of our service in 26 years and it was a very difficult decision to make” a Foundation spokesperson told Drogheda Life. 

“The health and safety of our patients and drivers is our main priority and we simply cannot comply with HSE social distancing guidelines.   

“We would be grateful if you could share this message so that people in the Drogheda area who need this service have time to source alternative transport.

“As soon as the danger time passes and as per HSE instruction our normal services will return. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.”

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