‘Many obstacles and setbacks – but we never gave up’
Ms. Cynthia Clampett, who retires from her post as CEO of the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation at the end of April, said: “This is the commitment we have been waiting for and I’m delighted that I can now hand over to Martina Jennings, our new CEO, knowing that the future of both our Hospice Units (Roscommon and Castlebar) is secure.
“Over the past ten years we have faced many frustrating obstacles and setbacks but we never gave up. The end goal was so worth fighting for. It was our dream to have Hospice Inpatient Units in both Mayo and Roscommon and soon that dream will be a reality. The Units will complement our existing Palliative Home Care service in both counties which is acknowledged as one of the best palliative home care services in the country.”
Ms. Clampett paid tribute to the highly skilled and caring nurses, social workers and therapists providing specialist palliative care for patients and families in this community and in local hospitals.
Ms. Clampett said Martina Jennings, the new Hospice CEO, now looks forward to working with Roscommon Hospital management on the project.