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Irish Hospice Foundation

Every death matters and we only have one chance to get it right. We are working to ensure the best end-of-life and bereavement care, for all. From advocacy and education, to our vital services like Nurses for Night Care and our Bereavement Support Line, we believe in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place. 

How we are Making a Difference

Bereavement Support Line

Our free Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there if you're grieving and need comfort, connection and support right now.

Think Ahead

Our popular planning ahead tool can help you discuss and record your wishes and preferences in the event of an emergency, serious illness or after you have died.

Nurses for Night Care

Nurses for Night Care

We fund the Nurses for Night Care service for people dying with illnesses other than cancer, so they can receive expert nursing care and support at night in their own homes in their final days.

We are helping Local Authorities inform and support our bereaved communities and individuals. At IHF we know dying, death and bereavement and we can help you build a supporting model for your local community

Our Impact in 2021


Nights of our Nurses for Night Care service

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Calls answered on our Bereavement Support Line


Attended training/workshops on dying, death & bereavement


Community groups supported with our seeds grants in 12 counties

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Compassionate Community Networks sessions for 6 communities exploring loss


Families directly supported through Rosabel's Rooms following the loss of a child

Legacy gifts are an important source of income for us, allowing us to make long-term plans in support of end-of-life and bereavement care across Ireland. They are also a way of enabling you to continue to support our work after you’re gone 

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