Welcome to our COVID-19 Care & Inform hub, launched in April 2020, to keep you informed and supported if you’re facing dying, death or bereavement during the pandemic. 

This material was developed through the acute COVID-19 pandemic phase.  While circumstances have changed, it remains here as a record of that time.

Below you’ll find information on grief, funerals in exceptional times, supporting grieving children, resources for healthcare workers and support for carers.

Our COVID-19 Care & Inform hub is divided into 3 sections:

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Grieving during COVID-19

Continuing COVID-19 restrictions mean some of the ways we traditionally mark our grief are still not possible. However, we can support ourselves and each other in managing our grief in new ways during this time.

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Resources for healthcare

Information, resources and advice for staff to support working in end-of-life care during the pandemic. For those in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, primary care and residential care settings.

Support for carers

Caring for a loved one who is near the end of life can be particularly challenging, but in these times you may have even more concerns and questions. We are here for you.

Resources to download:

Support for Grieving in Exceptional Times

Support for Grieving in Exceptional Times

Our free bereavement pack includes all our resources (for adults and children/teenagers) specially developled to support those grieving during COVID-19 restrictions.

Toolkit for Compassionate End of Life care

Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care

IHF have produced a comprehensive Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care to enable and support healthcare workers deliver compassionate end-of-life care during this latest wave of the pandemic.

Please help Irish Hospice Foundation to continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Texts costs €4. Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60.
Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 01 4819311