Palliative Care Services To Be Provided To Tipperary Boy Following Intervention By Deputy Michael Lowry

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Palliative care services are to be provided for a young boy from County Tipperary following an intervention by Deputy Michael Lowry in the Dáil last night. The Assistant National Director of Primary and Community Care Services has confirmed to Deputy Lowry that the child’s situation is now being addressed as a matter of urgency.

The HSE has agreed to put in place a full Home Care Package, suitable to the child’s needs which includes full-time care by nurses with very specialised skill sets.

The child has been in receiving palliative care in Crumblin Children’s Hospital since February. The Home Care Package will ensure the 7 year old child, his parents, and two older brothers can be at home as he receives care for his terminal illness.  Community Paediatric Palliative Care has not been provided in the South East since 2017.