Design & Dignity Grants 4th Round
Irish Hospice Foundation/HSE announce 4th round of Design & Dignity grants
Following the tremendous success of the first three rounds of Design & Dignity Projects, the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and the HSE have today announced a new fund for another round of projects.
Recognising how deeply people are affected by their surroundings, the Design & Dignity Project has developed a range of ‘exemplar’ projects within public acute hospitals. To date, over 30 projects around Ireland have been supported.
Hospitals have created relaxing, spacious family rooms within busy acute wards, upgraded mortuaries into welcoming, respectful environments and redesigned viewing rooms in emergency departments and bereavement suites in maternity units. More details on Design & Dignity can be found here.
Hospitals around Ireland will benefit from the grant fund, which is operated and co-funded by the IHF and HSE, which will help transform older/dated spaces including family rooms, in-patient units and mortuaries.
In 2018, the IHF is also collaborating with Rosabel’s Rooms through its Design & Dignity project. A key aim of Rosabel’s Rooms is to facilitate the development of family-focussed bereavement suites in hospital emergency departments around Ireland.