A Way to Go
Celebrating 30 years of the Irish Hospice Foundation
2016 is a special and significant year both for the nation and for the Irish Hospice Foundation, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary.
We have developed and progressed considerably. From small beginnings we have grown and are proud to be striving for better end-of-life care for all.
There is one sure thing in life and that is we will die. All of us will be touched by death at some stage.
Some experiences of death will be very good, but others will be very bad.
A way to go in providing better end-of-life care for all
Our vision is that everyone can expect a good end to their life. We began our journey to deliver better end-of-life care three decades ago and have made great strides in many areas but still have a way to go. We are working every day to help people and families at the most vulnerable time in their lives. We need your help to do this.
We receive no core state funding and rely on the generosity of people like you. Help us achieve our mission to bring better end-of-life care to all.
Our goals are;
- That more Irish people have the choice to die at home, pain free surrounded by their loved ones
- That hospice principles are applied in all care settings
- That everyone has access to palliative care services regardless of where they live
- That everyone has access to appropriate bereavement support after the loss of a loved one
- That we continue to work with the government to help them draw up and implement a national end-of-life, palliative care and bereavement strategy.
By supporting us you help us to continue our work which includes
- Funding Nurses for Night Care: a vital service enabling patients dying from non- cancer conditions to spend their last days at home
- Funding our Children’s Palliative Care Programme: A national network of children’s outreach nurses and the country’s only specialist Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant
- Training and educating over 3,000 annually to deliver crucial end-of-life care
- Supporting the hospice movement through organising Sunflower Days and Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning
- Promoting palliative care for patients with Dementia
- Campaigning so end-of-life, palliative care and bereavement become national priorities
We are extremely grateful to those supporting our 2016 A Way To Go Campaign