Specialist Palliative CareHow Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services helped my dad ‘pass along the enchanted way’. – Orlaith’s story
I only needed one thing to make my wedding day perfect. It wasn’t the dress or the shoes or the ring. All I wanted was for my dad to walk me down the aisle. But dad was in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, with just days left to live. And my wedding was two months away.
My fiancé Mark and I were living in Canada when we heard about dad’s cancer diagnosis. Time stood still. I knew I had to go home to help my mam care for him.
Our care isn’t just about medical care. It’s social, cultural and spiritual too.
Anna Gaynor House is a purpose-built eighty-nine bedded residential unit providing a safe and comfortable living environment to those with high dependencies who require 24-hour nursing care.
All residents benefit from working with a multidisciplinary team, regular exercise classes and multisensory work such as music and art therapy etc.
The Complementary & Creative Arts therapies Department has been an integrated part of our services since 1994. They play a key role in the holistic care of our patients and residents. The team provides a range of supports to patients including aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, relaxation and meditation techniques.