Children’s Hospice opens in Dublin – by Fergal Bowers

Ireland’s first children’s hospice has been officially opened in Dublin by President Mary McAleese.

The €5.5m LauraLynn House in Leopardstown has been built with money raised entirely through fundraising.

It cares for children from birth to 18 years and their families.

The hospice has eight bedrooms, each with an ensuite facility.

There are over 1,400 children living with life-limiting or threatening conditions in Ireland. Around 350 children die each year from one of these conditions.

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