Archive for September, 2015
Irish Hospice Foundation calls for €10m investment in palliative and end of life care services in Pre-Budget submission
- An investment of €1.5m in Children’s Palliative Care services, to include funding for 20 new Children’s Outreach Nurses to support the increased number of children living with Life Limiting Conditions (LLC).
- An initial investment of €1m to provide funding for the night nursing service which allows people to die at home surrounded by family.
- Make a donation to The Irish Hospice Foundation (simply select FM104 The Big Ask from the Appeal dropdown)
- Pop into our Official Retail Partner MACE who are supporting The Big Ask in stores in Dublin
- Visit the FM104 Roadhog at the top of Grafton Street on Friday and Saturday and make a donation to our bucket collectors
- Shop in Marks & Spencer Grafton Street and Blackrock where our bag packers will be busy raising money for The Big Ask
- Go on a CityScape Luxury Dublin Bus Tour and make a donation in the collection buckets to The Big Ask
- Visit Meaghers Pharmacy who are organising Big Ask activities this weekend and will donate €1.04 to The Big Ask for every sale
- an average of 3,204 people accessed community specialist palliative care services every month. 23% of these were new patients, 7% above target and a 2% increase on 2013.
- an average of 740 new patients every month received specialist palliative care in the community, a 1% increase on 2013.
"We were devastated, but we seized on his final words as a kind of lifebuoy. It seemed to us that he had encapsulated the swirl of emotion, uncertainty and fear he was facing at the end, and articulated it in a restrained yet inspiring way."CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), Sharon Foley, encouraged members of the public to pay tribute to a special person in their life by submitting a photograph. “This is a chance to celebrate the people who influence our lives, the people who can make us laugh, who pick us up when we are down, who tell us when we need to shape up and who care about us enough to stick around when things get tough. If you want to celebrate someone, or more than one great person in your life, then this is a simple way of paying that tribute.” To get involved in this very special project just email your image to: [email protected] This latest project follows on from the hugely successful interactive artwork of Forum 2013, when hundreds of people sent in pieces of hessian cloth decorated with the initials of loved ones. The finished piece will also be on display at Forum 2015. Details of how you can include your photos in this project can be found HERE