*We acknowledge funding for individual programmes (including Healthcare Programmes) received from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (now the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government) and the Programme, the Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019.
Extending Access to Palliative Care Palliative care is beneficial and applicable to all life-limiting illness but has traditionally not been available to people with diseases other than cancer. The need to extend access to palliative care to people with diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Heart Failure and Dementia is increasingly accepted. However, […] Read more >
Excellence in End-of-Life-Care Staff in residential care centres have a very special relationship with the people they care for and with their families. The Irish Hospice Foundation has introduced and designed a new programme called A Journey of Change which aims to strengthen that relationship, and to support staff in developing their competencies in end-of-life care. […] Read more >
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a condition that can be caused by a number of illnesses. It causes a progressive decline in memory, reasoning, communication skills and in the ability to carry out daily activities. This is a chronic, life-limiting condition. As it progresses, people can present with a unique set of care needs. These […] Read more >
What is Primary Palliative care? This is the term given to a holistic (whole person) approach to care for people who have advancing life-limiting conditions who are living at home. It includes improving quality of life through managing symptoms, and addressing psychological, social and spiritual issues. This care is provided by a Primary Care Team […] Read more >
Marie Lynch - Head of Healthcare Programmes Following her career as an occupational therapist, Marie Lynch worked as Regional Director for 7 years with the Irish Wheelchair Association where she also obtained her MSc. In 2007, Marie commenced employment with the Irish Hospice Foundation as Programme Manager and in 2014 was made Head of Health […] Read more >