Care & Inform

Our specially developed information hub for those facing dying, death and grief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are
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.

covid19 care & inform

Care & Inform

As we come to live with COVID-19, we want to keep you and our frontline healthcare workers informed and supported in matters relating to end-of-life and bereavement care as they evolve.

Nobody should be denied the chance to spend those final precious moments wrapped in the warmth and love of those they hold most dear.

Our Impact in 2020


Nights of our Nurses for Night Care service

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Calls answered on our Bereavement Support Line*


Families helped following the loss of a child

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Attended training/workshops on dying, death & bereavement

*6 months figures. BSL started in June 2020

Bereavement Support Line IHF volunteer

“People sometimes just need space and time. A listener, a stranger, to give them permission to speak about their grief.”

– Volunteer, Bereavement Support Line

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Latest News

Sunflower News spring2021

Sunflower News Spring 2021

In this issue we take a look at the impact of our Bereavement Support Line, launched in June 2020; some beautiful moments at end of life with our Nurses for Night Care and a specially designed keepsake pouch for treasured personal possessions. […]