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Category: Policy & Advocacy

Hand in Hand with Temple Street

Dr Fiona McElligott, a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in Palliative Care has started her new role in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The IHF are funding the first year of her contract. Sharon Foley, IHF CEO said “This is a positive development for children’s palliative care in Ireland. We know that Fiona will […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation welcomes further HSE support for end-of-life care in Irish hospitals

The HSE’s creation of six new hospital end-of-life care coordinator post and funding for the training of 90 Final Journeys facilitators has been welcomed by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) today (Thursday 7 March). End-of-life care coordinators and the Final Journeys training programme are two key components of the IHF’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) programme, […]

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Pre-budget Submission 2019

Priorities for Children’s Palliative Care A coalition of children’s palliative care service providers and consultants in specialist paediatric palliative care is calling on the Government to prioritise the next steps in Children’s Palliative Care programme in Budget 2019. Crucially, they encourage the development of multi-annual budgeting to prevent a stop-start approach to these vital services. […]

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LACK OF SPEECH PRIVACY IN IRISH HOSPITALS

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has welcomed the Data Protection Commissioner’s recent report into Data Protection issues in Irish hospitals. Exactly one month on from the commencement of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the IHF is adding its support to the Data Protection Commissioner’s recommendations to tackle the lack of Speech Privacy in hospitals. According […]

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Pre-Budget Submission 2019

Dying is Everyone’s Business. Can we afford to forget Grief? Today, the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is calling for the government to show a more strategic approach to bereavement, palliative care and end-of life issues. At their Pre-Budget Briefing this morning, the country’s only charity dedicated to dying, death and bereavement, strongly advocates for more […]

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