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IHF statement on Dignity with Dying bill

Dublin, 9th October, 2020. Irish Hospice Foundation Statement on Dignity with Dying Bill, October 2020 On Wednesday, the Dáil voted to progress the Dying with Dignity Bill to Committee stage, that work will begin to refine the proposed Bill.   Irish Hospice Foundation believes all potential perspectives on the Bill need to be considered. There is a multiplicity of […]

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How do we talk about death right now?

Conversations over a cuppa thinking ahead

This week, to celebrate Positive Ageing Week we are launching our ‘Conversations over a Cuppa‘ series of resources to help you start talking with your nearest and dearest. Conversations over a Cuppa is something we would like to encourage in every household in Ireland. Especially at the moment when death and illness feel closer to […]

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Pre-Budget Submission 2021

Pre Budget submission

Irish Hospice Foundation renews call for whole-of-Government strategy on end-of-life and bereavement care Increase in numbers dying at home – more investment needed in this area in wake of COVID-19 Tuesday 8 September 2020 Ahead of Budget 2021 next month, Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has renewed its call for a whole-of-government strategy for end-of-life and […]

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IHF statement on COVID-19 nursing homes expert panel report

statement on covid19 nursing homes expert panel

Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) welcomes the publication today (Wednesday 19 August 2020) of the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel Report. IHF made a submission as part of the consultation process for the Report and were delighted to present as part of the ‘Advocacy and End-of-Life thematic engagement’ to the Expert Panel. We particularly welcome the […]

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IHF calls for national day of mourning and remembrance after COVID-19

Today, Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has called on the new government to put in place a process for remembrance and reflection in post-COVID-19 Ireland. The Foundation has submitted a paper outlining a series of proposals for Ireland to remember and reflect on the pandemic. Proposals from Irish Hospice Foundation include:   A national series of mourning […]

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New IHF survey: Majority of Irish people believe we need to rethink how we deal with death and grief

Seven policy Pillars

68% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS MADE IRISH SOCIETY RETHINK THE WAY IT DEALS WITH DEATH AND BEREAVEMENT – New Irish Hospice Foundation survey also shows 89% say being together with extended family and friends is a key part of grieving porocess. – Indepth policy document on dying, death and bereavement presented to political […]

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