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Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme

The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme seeks to ensure end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care are central to the everyday business of hospitals.


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Hospice Friendly Hospitals – 10th Anniversary

The IHF have developed a Media Toolkit to support hospitals as they celebrate their achievements in end-of-life care as part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme. Let’s share the positive changes that the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme for your hospital. If you are one of 48 hospitals leading by example you can download this toolkit […] Read more >

About Hospice Friendly Hospitals

              Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme is an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation, in partnership with the Health Service Executive. It was established in 2007 and seeks to ensure that end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care are central to the everyday business of hospitals. Click […] Read more >

Hospice Friendly Hospitals Networks

The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme coordinates four national networks to promote quality improvements in end-of-life care in all care settings. End-of-Life Care Coordinator Network The Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme coordinates the End-of-Life Care Coordinator Network. A number of acute hospitals have appointed End-of-Life Care Coordinator posts on a full or part-time basis and one hospital now has a CNM3 […] Read more >

HFH Publications

Hard copies of our  publications can be requested by contacting us on Tel. 01-6793188 or Email info@hospicefoundation.ie You can also browse and download our publications and research articles on the Irish Hospice Foundation Collection on the LENUS Irish Health Repository.       CLICK TO ACCESS OUR PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS     Read more >

Design & Dignity

 Videos Introducing Design & Dignity   Read more >

Conference 2016

Conference 2016: ‘Compassionate Care at the End of Life in Hospitals – Leading by Example’ The Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Conference 2016 took place on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at The Strand Hotel, Limerick. It was organised by the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme in partnership with the HSE & the University of […] Read more >

Resources for end of life care

End of Life Symbol This symbol appears on many of the resources developed by the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme to respectfully identify items connected with the end of life in hospitals. In conjunction with good practice in hospitals and care facilities, the symbol aims to add respect and solemnity to items used following the death […] Read more >

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