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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

How we Support Carers and families Providing funding for a night nursing service for patients in the final stages of non cancer illnesses to enable them to be cared for at home Helping you find a local hospice or palliative care service Providing extensive information on bereavement and bereavement support, including a selection of leaflets […] Read more >

Supporting Professionals

How We Support Professionals Through our healthcare programmes we work in partnership with healthcare organisations, providers and allied health professionals across the country We provide a wide range of workshops, custom designed end-of-life care training and e-learning courses to health and social care professionals We deliver an Msc in Bereavement Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate […] 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 >

Key Facts on Death Dying and Bereavement

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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