The Irish Hospice Foundation welcomes the newly published report Finite Lives which examines State Services around dying, death and bereavement.
Angela Edghill, Irish Hospice Foundation, Advocacy and Public Engagement Manager said the ground breaking report is the first of its kind and proves that dying is everyone’s business.
Ms Edghill added: “It provides great evidence for a more coordinated and strategic approach to dying, death and bereavement by all of the agencies and Departments of State. Only good can come of this report since the issues it examines affect us all, without exception – but only if the State acts on Senator O’Donnell’s sensible, practical and reasonable recommendations.”
The report makes 16 key recommendations including the promotion of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Think Ahead planning tool. The purpose of the Think Ahead document is to guide members of the public in discussing and recording their preferences in the event of emergency, serious illness or death.
Further information is available on www.thinkahead.ie
Finite Lives by Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell was launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon (Wednesday, 17 May) at Government Buildings.
The report is available here for download.