Bereavement Support Line

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

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.

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

It’s Time to Reflect.

Would you like to contribute to our survey about life, death and bereavement during the pandemic?

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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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