Bereavement Support Line

Our Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support in these exceptional times.

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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.

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.

The end of the pandemic may be in sight, but the epidemic of grief it leaves behind will be felt for years to come…

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

Pre Budget Submission 2022

Pre-Budget Submission 2022

Dying, Death and Bereavement are Everyone’s Business.Irish Hospice Foundation calls for an investment of €2.4 million in Budget 2022 in Dying, Death and Bereavement. We must provide support for a nation that has been profoundly changed by COVID-19 […]

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