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Please support our campaign to bring hospice care everywhere it’s needed

Posted on: June 27th, 2013

Dear Supporters!

You may have recently received a letter from us highlighting some of our work –  Hospice Home Care for Children and Nurses for Night Care programmes -  together with a brochure which explains more about why your support is essential to the Irish Hospice Foundation.

As an organisation we’re working for better end-of-life care, everywhere.

What does better end-of-life care mean? It means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can die with dignity and comfort, regardless of their age, diagnosis or where they live. 

Whether in hospices, hospitals, residential care homes or at home, the Irish Hospice Foundation is working to ensure that dignity and comfort is always available to everyone at the end of their life.

But we can’t do it alone and need the help of our loyal supporters.

For more information on our work -  please click HERE 

DONATE NOW if you would like to support us.

MAJOR REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF HOSPICE DEFICITS ON WHERE PEOPLE DIE

Posted on: June 26th, 2013
  • Areas with limited access to a hospice have more cancer deaths in hospital
  • The Irish Hospice Foundation calls on Government to explore a broad end-of-life strategy

 

A major report, launched today (Wed, 26th June) by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), has  estimated that 2,500 patients each year are denied access to the hospice inpatient care they need because of the failure to develop hospice services countrywide.

 

This finding emerged from an examination of data from four sources over two years and is contained in the report Access to Specialist Palliative Care Services and Place of Death in Ireland – what the Data Tells Us.  The report analysed information from the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) Minimum Data Set for Palliative Care and HSE national and regional population statistics from 2011 along with the National Cancer Registry and the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry from 2010.  

Click here to read more 

Click here to read report in full 

Pictured at the launch Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation; author and  researcher of the report Eugene Murray and Dr Kathy McLoughlin editor of the report. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright 2013 Fennell Photography

Pictured at the launch Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation; author and researcher of the report Eugene Murray and Dr Kathy McLoughlin editor of the report. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright 2013 Fennell Photography

Living with Loss – Four people talk about their bereavement

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

Coping with loss can be different for everyone. In this short video by the Irish Hospice Foundation four people share their personal experiences of loss. 

You can view additional Irish Hospice Foundation videos HERE 

IHF delighted to be part of Ulster Bank ‘one week in June’ campaign

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

The Irish Hospice Foundation are delighted to be involved in the Ulster Bank 'One Week in June' campaign. 

Throughout the month of June, Ulster Bank is teaming up with 14 charities, across Ireland and Northern Ireland, to raise much needed funds for the great causes they support. Ulster Bank's aim is to do something positive to support the most vulnerable in our local communities. Help the campaign reach our goal of €500,000 and ease the lives of so many in our society who need our help.

One week in June Ulster Bank - cropped

Ulster Bank will match* all customer donations Euro for Euro and Pound for Pound during the month of June.  Visit www.ulsterbank.com for more details on Ulster Bank's campaign.  Anything you donate, Ulster Bank will match.

The Irish Hospice Foundation receive no core state funding and rely on public donations to raise the €5m required annually to fund our work.  

Initiatives like this are hugely important to us and we would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all the staff and customers of Ulster Bank.  Their support is helping us make better end-of-life care a reality across Ireland.  

* Matched giving is subject to an overall limit of €15,000 / £13,000 per charity