North West Hospice is an independent not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. As such, we are externally audited each year and comply with company legislation and all applicable regulation. We are governed by an independent voluntary Board of Directors none of whom receive any payment for their services or time. We apply best practice for charities and have implemented both The Governance Code and are signed up to The Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
How are public funds used?
North West Hospice receives approximately 68% of its annual budget from the HSE and the balance in excess of €1 million must be raised every year through fundraising initiatives undertaken by the local community, donations and bequests to run our service. ALL donations and funds received through fundraising are used for this purpose. Our number one priority is to our patients and the provision of dedicated clinical staff so the majority of our costs are staff related. All our staff is paid in accordance with nationally agreed HSE pay scales