IrishCycleSport supporting LauraLynn (2022)
LauraLynn's mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to our residents where quality-of-life is paramount.
LauraLynn is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and residential care for children and young adults with disabilities. They employ approximately 140 staff within our teaching, fundraising and care provision departments.
The history of their hospice has evolved over many years from its beginnings in 1923 as a convalescence home for children from the inner city, to the opening in 2011 of LauraLynn House, a dedicated eight bed children’s palliative care unit. This award winning healthcare building and it’s everyday operations are funded by the generous support of our donors.
Their 3.6 acre site, in addition to LauraLynn House are Hazel House, Holly Oaks and Willow View, which were formerly known collectively as Children’s Sunshine Home. Within these residential houses we provide care for young people with intellectual disabilities and funding is provided by the HSE. In providing a safe and effective service for the children and young people within our care, we are guided by HIQA’s key principles of care.