States first hospice for children ‘just a godsend’ – by Kitty Holland

Gladys Akognan wishes she had something she could donate to the LauraLynn Hospice Foundation, where her daughter Grace (2) has been coming for respite care since January.

Grace was born – at 33 weeks – in Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street and was so premature she was unable to suck or swallow, and developed breathing problems. Gladys recounted her daughter’s experience at the official opening in Leopardstown yesterday of LauraLynn House, the first children’s hospice in the State.

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