When Andrea Corr pitched Ronnie Wood to perform on their new Irish hospice charity duet single, Blue Christmas, she says the Rolling Stones musician was instantly happy to oblige.
Andrea Corr has been an Ambassador of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in recent years – and this festive season decided to record a record for the hospice.
“I wanted to record a song for the hospice, and I thought of Blue Christmas because I love the song and I love Elvis, This was Elvis’s favourite song.”
Specialist Palliative CareHow Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services helped my dad ‘pass along the enchanted way’. – Orlaith’s story
It felt like a cosy and reassuring home. A place of living, not dying. Dad was immediately calmer. He was treated with such dignity and respect.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.