What are the HFHQI Awards?
Each year, we award Quality Improvement Awards to Hospice friendly Hospitals. These annual awards recognise projects that will improve end-of-life care for patients, their families, staff and the hospital.
The awards were first launched in 2019, as an initiative through our Hospice friendly Hospitals programme. Over the past four years the HfHQI have awarded funding for 36 projects across 30 hospitals. The Hospice friendly Hospitals Quality Improvement (HfHQI) Awards provide an opportunity to inspire, encourage and support staff to continually strive for a quality improvement approach to End-Of-Life Care (EOLC).
All staff from HSE/Voluntary Acute Hospitals who are engaging within our HfH programme are eligible to apply; those successful will receive a financial support of up to €1,000 for their project. Recognising that staff are central to continual quality improvement within end-of-life care, the awards allow those with the knowledge, experience, and passion to put forward their ideas.
Figures based on awards granted since 2019
Purpose of the HfHQI Awards
Reflective in nature, the HfHQI Awards requires staff to work cohesively and collaborate to examine current practices and look at new ways of working. At the heart of the awards is the aim of continuing to improve the end-of-life care approach and to help hospital towards the implementation of the Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care.
Hospital staff are encouraged to:
The timeline below shows the sequence of steps for the HfHQI Awards, from Awards Opening through Support Sessions & Communication, Application, Feedback and Winner Announcement.
HfHQI Support Sessions
Apply for HfHQI Awards 2023
There are three ways to apply for the HfHQI Awards:
Email as an attachment to the HfH Programme Team – [email protected].
Or post to: IHF, Morrison Chambers (Floor 4), 32 Nassau St, Dublin 2, D02 YE06
3. Alternatively, applicants can provide required information via a video blog, whiteboard presentation or other equally creative media once the application fields are covered. Please refer to the Application Pack for guidelines and additional information.
We have some wonderful examples of previous projects such as the Together in Sympathy book, a Palliative Care Resource folder and a Care after Death checklist. Please visit our HfHQI Awardees page or view the video below for a selection of past projects.