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Category: Policy & Advocacy

IHF urges people to consider Advance Healthcare Planning

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT THEIR FUTURE CARE {Tuesday 12 May 2020}: The Irish Hospice Foundation is urging people to examine their options for Advance Healthcare Planning, especially surrounding preferences for treatment. The concept of planning ahead for life and death is not a new one. Discussed around dinner tables, in solicitors’ […]

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IHF calls for more supports for family care givers

IHF recommends support family care givers

Thursday April 30, 2020 Data shows increase in non-Covid-19 deaths The Irish Hospice Foundation is today calling for an increased package of supports for family care-givers providing end-of-life care at home. The call coincides with the publication of new analysis from the Foundation which shows a week-to-week excess death rate of non-Covid-19 deaths in the […]

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Minister Doherty Partners with IHF to research the cost of bereavement in Ireland

Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D. today announced that she was partnering with the Irish Hospice Foundation to carry out research into the cost of bereavement and funeral poverty in Ireland.  The research will commence in the coming weeks supported by funding of €60,000 that Minister […]

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IHF calls for urgent Government action to commence legislation to replace 1871 Lunacy Regulations

Thursday 28 November 2019 The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is again calling on the Government to progress vital amendments to the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (ADMA) and to then commence it as a matter of urgency. Commenting ahead of a seminar on the ADMA being hosted (today and tomorrow) by the Decision Support Service […]

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IHF Statement on revised analysis of CSO place of death statistics

8 November 2019  Revised analysis of CSO place of death statistics further underlines need for co-ordinated end-of-life care support in all care settings The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has today welcomed the publication of revised analysis of place of death by the Central Statistics Office (CSO)  which sees the place of death updated and re-categorised, […]

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Transforming Ireland’s Mortuaries

We are on a mission to transform Ireland’s mortuaries, so that grieving families have peaceful areas to bid their final goodbyes. In Ireland, over 40% of all deaths occur in hospital and the majority of people are brought to the hospital mortuary. Through our Design & Dignity programme in partnership with the HSE, we are […]

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