Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77

Covid-19 useful links

Health Information and Guidance for HSCPs during Covid-19

Reliable and up to date information on Covid-19 (coronavirus). Guidance for HSCPs caring for people with Covid-19 within the Irish Health Service.

Department of Health


Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

National Health Library and Knowledge Source

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Information on COVID-19 Vaccinations 

HSE vaccine info

HSE vaccine materials

HSE Immunisation Guidelines 

Vaccines key facts, European Medicines Agency

COVID-19 vaccines, WHO

Specific guidance for Covid-19 Health and Social Care Workers

Guidance for Primary and Community care settings

Palliative Care Information for HSCPs

Specific Information and advice for HSCPs caring for people at end of life with Covid-19

Tips for HSCPS on providing compassionate end-of-life care:
Supporting the patient

Supporting families

General information and advice for HSCPs caring for people at end of life with Covid-19
Irish Hospice Foundation

All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (Professional Palliative Hub)

European Association of Palliative Care


Information on Night Nursing services and advice on caring for people at home at the end of life

Caring for someone at home at end of life – practical Information

Caring for someone nearing end-of-life, at home, during COVID-19 period

Nurses for Night Care – Irish Hospice Foundation

Communicating with patients and families

Advice from Irish Hospice Foundation on how to deliver bad news.

Video advice from the Irish Hospice Foundation on Breaking Bad News during COVID-19

Advice on how to talk with dying patients and their families after humanitarian crises can be sourced here:
Daubman et al., (2019) Journal of International Humanitarian Action 4:10.

State Agencies

Information and advice for staff working with State Agencies during Covid-19 period.


Professional Bodies & Associations

Information and advice targeting individual professional groups caring for people with Covid-19.

Irish Medical Organisation

Irish College of General Practitioners

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association


Nursing Homes Ireland

Further Allied Health Professional Advice is available through individual profession group websites.

Selfcare for HSCPs

Tips for HSCPS from the Irish Hospice Foundation on selfcare and supporting colleagues

Health and wellbeing support for doctors from the RCPI

Wellbeing and mental health advice for HSCPs caring for people with Covid-19 from HSE

Irish College of General Practitioners

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland


University College Cork

World Health Organisation

Bereavement Information

Bereavement resources during general and exceptional times are available from the Irish Hospice Foundation in their COVID-19 ‘Care & Inform’ series.
COVID-19 Care and Inform – Irish Hospice Foundation Resources

IHF Bereavement support Line Mon-Fri 10-1pm

Information Guides & Useful Documents for HSCPs, Patients and Carers

Frequently asked questions on Palliative Care

Information on advance care planning:
ACP for health and social care professionals, Irish Hospice Foundation

Advice for carers including information on creating back-up plans during Covid-19 period:
Care Alliance Ireland: Back-up Plan

Family Carers Ireland: Emergency Care Plan

Irish Red Cross: Carers Handbook

Guidelines on how to care for someone with a serious illness at home:
Irish Cancer Society: A time to care – Caring for someone seriously ill at home

A supportive document for families when their loved one is dying in hospital:
Irish Hospice Foundation: When someone you care about is dying in hospital

This information is brought to you by Irish Hospice Foundation

Please help Irish Hospice Foundation to continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60.
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