- Palliative Care
- Specialist Palliative Care Referral Form
- Medical Professionals Area
- Palliative Meds Info
- Palliative Meds Info Newsletters
- Choice of Therapy: Symptom Management
- Guidelines on Medicines Administration
- Serotonin Syndrome
- Non-Opioid Pain Management
- Our Palliative Care Booklet
- Harold’s Cross
- Additional Information
- Patients’ Information
- Visitors’ Information
- Palliative Care Respite
- Palliative Care Support Beds (Level II)
- Community Palliative Care
- Specialist Palliative Care Unit
- Who is Referred to Palliative Care
- How to be Referred
- Our Team
- What We Do
- What is Palliative Care?
- Euthanasia and Assisted Dying
This service is available to patients with cancer, and other advanced progressive life limiting conditions that produce challenging symptoms, which need specialist input. Your doctor will advise you if it is appropriate for your needs. The catchment area for Wicklow Hospice covers all the county except for West Wicklow which is served by St Brigid’s Hospice in Kildare.
We require your GP’s consent to link you to our service, as it forms one part of an integrated community service. You, a family member, or your Public Health Nurse (PHN) can initiate referral to our services, by talking to the GP or hospital team should fill out a specialist palliative care referral form and send it to us in OLH&CS. Priority is always given to the patient with greater needs.
If your needs change, your care may be transferred to another part of the service that may suit you better. Also, if your symptoms improve, you may be discharged from the specialist palliative care service back to the care of your GP or hospital team.