From the very beginning, we’ve been working to improve end-of-life and bereavement care in all care settings in Ireland – hospitals, community and home – continually testing new approaches to deliver national programmes. 

Through our Healthcare Hub, we are working collaboratively to strengthen and build capacity across the sector and support those who deliver care at end of life, wherever the place. 

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Hospice Friendly hospitals

Hospice Friendly Hospitals

Our pioneering programme in partnership with the HSE works to ensure end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care are central to the everyday business of our hospitals.

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Caru

A continuous learning programme whose aim is to support and empower nursing homes and their staff in the delivery of palliative, end of life, and bereavement care.

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Dying Well at Home

For most Irish people, home is where we would like to spend our final days. Supporting a home death can be a rewarding and comforting experience for both family and carers.

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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.

Nurses for Night Care

Nurses for Night Care

We fund this vital service which helps people dying with illnesses other than cancer spend their last days at home surrounded by those they care about most.

Design & Dignity

We support hospitals to transform old and dated spaces into oases of calm where bad news can be broken sensitively and where families can gather in peace and privacy.

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.

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I work in Healthcare

Find out more about our healthcare programmes across the sector, education and training opportunities and our COVID-19 Care & Inform hub.