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 Friendly Hospitals Programme are members of this network. The network also has representation from the HSE Acute Services Directorate and the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care. To find out more click here.

Maternity & Neonatal Network

The Maternity & Neonatal Hospice Friendly Hospitals Network is a national network for healthcare staff who work in the area of pregnancy loss and infant death. The network was formed in October 2013 during a workshop for staff in maternity hospitals/maternity units co-hosted by the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, The National Maternity Hospital and The Rotunda Hospital.

The aim of the Maternity & Neonatal Network is to share information and advocate for improvements in end-of-life care and bereavement services. All 19 maternity hospitals and units in Ireland, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are represented in this network. To find out more click here.

End of Life Care Coordinator Network

The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme also coordinates the End of Life Care Coordinator Network. The network holds quarterly support meetings for end-of-life care coordinators. To find out more click here.

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End of Life Care Coordinator Network

The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme seeks to ensure that end of life, palliative and bereavement care is central to the everyday business of hospitals. A number of acute hospitals have appointed End-of-Life Care Coordinator posts on a full or part-time basis and one hospital now has a CNM3 End-of-Life Care in post. The HFH Programme is […] Read more >

Acute Hospital Network

About the HFH Acute Hospital Network The aim of the network is to support End-of-Life Care Committees in acute hospitals to implement the Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care as well as providing an initial contact for those hospitals who are starting to engage with the HFH Programme. The Acute Hospital Network was established in 2010 […] Read more >

Maternity & Neonatal Network

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Community Hospital Network

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