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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.

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Arts &Creative Engagement

Our Arts and Creative Engagement programmes help people of all ages explore and articulate loss, death, dying, and grief.

advocacy priorities

Advocacy & Research

As the national charity for dying, death and bereavement, we campaign for change in these areas by advocating and influencing the development and implementation of national policy.

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Bereavement Support

How we react to loss will be different for everyone and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Our bereavement support resources provide advice, signposting and support.

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 2022


Nights of Nurses for Night Care


End-of-Life Coordinators in 33 hospitals


Attended training/workshops on dying, death & bereavement


Calls answered on our Bereavement Support Line


Think Ahead Planning Packs distributed


Compassionate Community Networks


Seeds Grants projects funded


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

Thank you to our donors who make all this possible

We will send you information about our vital work for people facing end of life and bereavement. We’ll share stories with you and let you know how your support is making a difference.

Gifts in will allow us to make long-term plans in support of end-of-life and bereavement care in Ireland. By including a gift in your will to Irish Hospice Foundation you can continue to help our work beyond your lifetime.

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