As the national charity for dying, death and bereavement, Irish Hospice Foundation campaign for change in these areas to ensure that they are supported and developed in Ireland.  We do this by advocating and influencing the development and implementation of national policy. 

Our work is informed by evidence based, responsive and innovative policy positions, strategic relationships where we work in partnership with others to identity and develop solutions and quality research to support these advocacy priorities. 

advocacy priorities

Advocacy Priorities

Planning for end of life, quality end-of-life care, bereavement supports and national planning and policy

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Pre-Budget Submissions

Each year, our Pre-Budget Submission sets out a summary of our current policy positions and the priority areas where investment is needed for the upcoming budget year.

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Policy Submissions

Our policy work focuses on highlighting and informing the major issues and challenges of dying, death and bereavement as well as providing evidence based solutions.

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At Irish Hospice Foundation, we are committed to supporting the development, delivery and dissemination of high-quality research on end-of-life and bereavement care in Ireland.

Resources & Publications

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