Hospice Care

St. Francis Hospice provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and County. 

 The Services offered include:

* The Community Palliative Care Team, to advise and support families caring for loved one, and to enable the person to be cared for in his/her own home.
* Hospice Day Care provides additional care and support to patients living at home.
* Outpatient Services.
* St. Anne's In-Patient Unit (Raheny) offers admission for symptom management, and specialised care in the final stages of illness. 
* Bereavement Care for a patient's family

St. Francis Hospice is a voluntary organisation under the care of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. It is located in two places: Raheny Village, approximately five miles north of Dublin city centre, and Blanchardstown, near the junction of the M50 and the Navan Road.


srannaSr Anna Beirne sscc. entered the Congregation on the 2nd February 1957. She made her first Profession in August 1959. Anna trained as a teacher and taught for a number of years in England and Ireland. She served the Congregation in a variety of ways, in the Nursing Home in Clones for 17 years, in Initial and On-Going Formation. She spent a few years in Africa, in Kinshasa. She also served in the capacity of Provincial Leader for 6 years. In later years she trained in spiritual Direction and Counselling and worked part-time in both England and Ireland as a Counsellor in Rehabilitation Centres for Alcoholics and Drug Addiction. She finds herself moving into a more contemplative way of life and is serves as a weekly volunteer at St. Francis Hospice for the terminally ill.