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Ways We Support

The Irish Hospice Foundation supports those facing death, dying and bereavement, their carers and allied health professionals in a number of ways. 

What would help you?

We are working on strengthening our communications with the public around dying, death or bereavement.  If you have an idea about how we might support you better through our website and the information we provide, please contact us on by calling 01-6793188, or by email to: info@hospicefoundation.ie

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Supporting the Public

How we support you A dedicated carers section on our website with information and advice for carers Our Nurses for Night Care programme enables patients with non cancer conditions to be cared for and die at home Hardship grants – A limited grant fund, applied for by hospice or palliative care professionals on behalf of patients and […] Read more >

Supporting Carers & Families

Bursary Announcement The Irish Hospice Foundation is funding a number of bursaries to attend the ‘Who cares for carers? Working together to improve support in palliative care’ conference on 7 February 2017 in The Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry. The bursaries are available to family carers with an interest in palliative care. In addition applications are welcome from […] Read more >

Supporting Professionals

How We Support Professionals Offering training, postgraduate education courses and e-learning resources to empower and strengthen the bereavement support community Grants and funding for local hospice services and developments A dedicated library & information service with a specialist collection related to bereavement, dying and palliative care offering membership and current awareness services for professionals working in […] Read more >

Local Hospice Services Directory

  DIRECTORY OF SERVICES MAP AVAILABLE HERE >>> The pages list by county all hospice/palliative care services in Ireland. This includes  in-patient hospice units, palliative home care services and palliative care services in general hospitals. Palliative care beds in community hospitals are also included. There are nine inpatient hospices in Ireland. These cater for patients living within […] Read more >

What matters to Irish People

It is important to the Irish Hospice Foundation that our work reflects the needs and wishes of patients, families and the wider public. We cannot be effective advocates or promote the development of end-of-life care services without knowing what it is that people want. We look to engage with the public and create opportunities for […] Read more >

Think Ahead – Planning for death & dying

It is the wish of most of us to to be able to die peacefully, conscious and capable of communicating with our loved ones to the very end. Unfortunately, death does not always occur in this way.  Thinking about dying is challenging, and talking meaningfully with those who are close to us about matters such as […] Read more >

Talking about death & dying

Sooner or later, almost everyone's life is touched by encounters with serious illness, dying and death, either directly or through a family member or friend. Yet despite the pervasiveness of these experiences, people are still often nervous,  uncomfortable or afraid to talk about them and are not greatly encouraged by society to do so. While […] Read more >

Key Facts

Death and dying in Ireland An average of 28,000 deaths occur in Ireland each year Some 10 people are directly affected by each death - at least 28,000 are bereaved annually Two-thirds of those who die are over 65 years of age More than 70% of people die outside their own homes, and around 48% […] Read more >

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