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Caru

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For more information, please visit Caru.ie

Caru is a continuous learning programme developed by Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), in partnership with All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), and the HSE.

Our aim is to support and empower nursing homes and their staff in the delivery of palliative, end of life, and bereavement care, leading in turn to enhanced quality of life for residents, a good death, easing the bereavement process for their families. Shaped by a spirit of compassion for people in their care, it is underpinned by expertise, experience and research, to support and empower nursing homes.

Caru Regional Network Events

Each Regional Lead will host a series of in person networks (free of charge) in your CHO. The purpose of the Networks is to provide ongoing support and education in palliative, end of life and bereavement care for staff.  The networks will provide a platform for staff to develop both professionally and personally while also providing opportunities to share learning, offer peer support, network and engage with specialist and experts in the area of palliative and EOLC.

We are delighted to share the details of our first Regional Networks on the Caru Programme for CHO 7 and CHO 4. There will be network events hosted in all CHO’s over the coming months.

You can register for your local Network events below.

CHO Area 7
Kildare, West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City, Dublin South West

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Venue: Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, W12 T925

The following presenters will be speaking at the Regional Network Event:

Ann Marie Murphy, CHO 7 Regional Lead, Caru Programme
Mary Ferns, CHO 6 Regional Lead, Caru Programme.
Dr Miriam Colleran, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St. Brigid’s Hospice and Naas General Hospital
Dr Barbara Sheehy-Skeffington, Consultant in Palliative Medicine St. Brigid’s Hospice, Co. Kildare
Sr. Mary Lalor, Retired Hospital Chaplain

View the agenda for the day:

CHO Area 4
Cork, Kerry

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Venue: Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 YC59

The following presenters will be speaking at the Regional Network Event:

Mark Murphy, CHO 4 Regional Lead, Caru Programme
Kate Steele, National Manager, Caru Programme
Valerie Smith, Public Engagement Lead, Irish Hospice Foundation
Tina Bolger, ACNS Kerry Special Palliative Care Service

View the agenda for the day:

End of Life Care Resources

If you would like more information, you can visit our End of Life Care Resources page or Caring at End of Life.

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