The Minister for Health Simon Harris is in Mayo Castlebar today for a number of engagements.
He will officially open the new Mayo / Roscommon Hospice facility in the county town this afternoon.
The hospice unit includes a 14-bed in-patient unit, day care and community care services, and has been constructed at a cost of more than €10 million.
After years of planning and fundraising, the facility is being officially opened this lunchtime by the Health Minister.
Later this afternoon the Minister will visit Castlebar Primary Care Centre at Moneen and Mindspace in the town.