Working in end-of-life and palliative care, although incredibly rewarding, can also be very challenging. We are here to help you on your own journey in caring for those facing the end of their lives.

Our programmes are to support healthcare workers across acute hospitals, nursing homes, primary care and residential settings in developing and implementing a person-centred, compassionate approach to end-of-life care for people, their families and staff.

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PCW 2022 Palliative care week

Palliative Care Week 2022

Palliative Care Week takes place from Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 September. This year’s theme is ‘Palliative Care: Living as well as possible’

end of life care resources

End-of-Life Care resources

Tangible resources for healthcare staff including candle, drape, keepsake pouch and handover bag providing dignity to the person who has died and support to the family at end of life.

Toolkit for Compassionate End of Life care

Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care​

IHF have produced a comprehensive toolkit to enable and support healthcare workers deliver compassionate end-of-life care during this latest wave of the pandemic.


Advance Care Planning for Professionals

Useful tips for health and social care professionals about advance care planning to support you to have meaningful conversations to discover what matters most to people.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Programmes

Our work in this area focuses on primary palliative care, palliative care for all and advocating for the development of children's palliative care.

Education & Training

We work with hospitals, nursing homes and bereavement groups to support and embed education and training in end-of-life and bereavement care all over Ireland. Our training is relevant to practice and is appropriately accredited.

Think Ahead

Think Ahead

Our planning ahead tool may be useful for your patients to discuss and record wishes and preferences in the event of an emergency, serious illness or after death.

Healthcare Hub

Our Healthcare Hub

We work collaboratively to strengthen and build capacity across the healthcare sector to support those who deliver care at end of life, wherever the place. Find out how here.