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About Hospice Friendly Hospitals

Almost 30,000 people die in Ireland each year. At least half of all deaths (43%) occur in hospitals. Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme is an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation, in partnership with the Health Service Executive. It was established in 2007 and seeks to ensure that end-of-life, palliative and […] Read more >

Hospice Friendly Hospitals Networks

The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme hosts and coordinates three national networks to promote quality improvements in end-of-life care. Hospice Friendly Hospitals Networks are aimed at promoting improvements in end-of-life care. Hospice Friendly Hospitals Networks Acute Hospital Network The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Acute Hospital Network was established in 2010. Leaders in end-of-life care from over 40 hospitals linked to the Hospice […] Read more >

HFH Publications

Hard copies of our  publications can be requested by contacting us on Tel. 01-6793188 or Email info@hospicefoundation.ie You can also browse and download our publications and research articles on the Irish Hospice Foundation Collection on the LENUS Irish Health Repository.       CLICK TO ACCESS OUR PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS     Read more >

Conference 2016

The Conference Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the conference; as well as presenters, key note speakers, extended session facilitators & chairs.  Compassionate Care at the End of Life in Hospitals; leading by example   Wednesday 27 April 2016. The Strand Hotel, Limerick A national conference for all healthcare staff who care for dying patients and […] Read more >

Resources for end of life care

End of Life Symbol This symbol appears on many of the resources developed by the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme to respectfully identify items connected with the end of life in hospitals. In conjunction with good practice in hospitals and care facilities, the symbol aims to add respect and solemnity to items used following the death […] Read more >

Design & Dignity

  Transforming End-of-Life Care in Hospitals One Room at a Time Design & Dignity is grounded in the firm belief that the end of life should be recognised as a time of the most intense human feelings, which can include sadness, loss, anxiety and fear.  These feelings should not have to be endured in inappropriate surroundings: […] Read more >

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