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Design & Dignity Style Book

  It is a fact that almost half of all people die in acute hospitals. While hospital staff strive to provide the best possible care for people at the end of their lives, the physical environment of hospitals can detract from the dignity afforded to patients and their families. The Design & Dignity style book […] Read more >

Design & Dignity Projects

At its simplest Design & Dignity aims to create warm, welcoming and dignified environments in hospitals for people at the end of their lives. But Design & Dignity is also about inspiring hospital staff and designers to create places of beauty through ‘exemplar’ projects. ‘Exemplar projects’ can be achieved through the careful use of colour, […] Read more >

Rosabel’s Rooms – In Partnership with IHF

Rosabel’s Rooms is a Galway-born child loss project, which is now a national initiative reaching out to families all over Ireland. Rosabel: In April 2017, Rosabel Monroe died in her cot at her Galway home. She was just 16 months old. Following her sudden and unexpected death, her parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe began […] Read more >

About Design & Dignity

“Architecture should protect man at his weakest”  Alvor Alto, Finnish Architect The Design & Dignity project is grounded in the firm belief that the end of life should be recognised as a time of the most intense human feelings, which can include sadness, loss, anxiety and fear. These feelings should not have to be endured […] Read more >

Design & Dignity Case Studies

5Design & Dignity Case Study by Atlantic Philanthropies May 2017     ‘The very place where death occurs is likely to be imprinted forever in the minds of the witnesses and survivors…This places a tremendous symbolic importance on the quality of this setting, which attains something of the notion of a sacred place’  – Dr […] Read more >

Meet the Team

The Design & Dignity team John Browner John is Assistant National Director for HSE Estates. An engineering graduate, with wide experience in the private sector, John joined HSE Estates in the mid 1990s and for the last ten years has managed the HSE’s Capital Programme. Mary Lovegrove Mary is the Manager of the Design & […] Read more >

Design & Dignity News

  Design & Dignity Grants Announcement 2018   Following the tremendous success of the first three rounds of Design & Dignity Projects, we are delighted to announce that HSE Estates and the Irish Hospice Foundation have committed a fund for another round of projects.   Recognising how deeply people are affected by their surroundings, the […] Read more >

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