Sympa-Tea, Connolly Hospital
Improving patients & families experience within the Hospital who are receiving End of Life Care by providing some home comforts and a more non-clinical atmosphere.
Sleepover Chair, Letterkenny University Hospital
Offering a relative/friend/carer the option of staying overnight with a patient nearing end-of-life.
Tailored memory box for children (1-18 years), Letterkenny University Hospital
To ensure there is a high-quality member box for use for both boys and girls that die in Letterkenny University Hospital.
The Final Gift, Louth Hospitals
To improve the death notification process by ensuring death notification forms (DNF) are presented to the bereaved in a more respectful, dignified, and compassionate way.
THINK ADULT THINK CHILD, Naas General Hospital
Development of a resource pack for nursing staff in ED to enhance care provided to bereaved children.
Resources to enhance the immediate environment for the dying patient and their families, St James's Hospital
Ward areas will have use of an End-of-Life Care Trolley, equipped with relevant resources to support the patient and their family.
A Print to Keep, St Vincent's University Hospital
Bereaved families to have the option to avail of a wallet sized memento, with a masked fingerprint of their loved one on one side and a heartfelt poem on the other.
Comfort Closet, St Michael's Hospital
All families & patients that are at end of life will be offered comfortable resources by the staff from the Comfort Closet. Allowing staff to show thought and compassion to families during difficult times.
Forget Me Not Envelopes, Regional Hospital Mullingar
To provide comfort to our bereaved families with a token of our sincere condolences and honouring the memory of their loved ones.
Memory Locket, Galway University Hospital
Providing an age wide memory memento following the death of a paediatric patient.
Symbol of Care, St Columcille's Hospital
Bereaved families will be offered refreshments from locally sourced pottery with the EOL Symbol imprinted on it.
End-of-Life Lapel pins for Link Nurses and End-of-Life Steering Committee Members, St James's Hospital
Providing lapel pins to allow for identification of end-of-life experts
Leanabh Gowns, St Luke's Hospital
To provide the family and loved ones of a deceased child, the opportunity to see their child in a child appropriate and functional gown while still in the acute setting.
Easy Read End-of-Life Care information booklet, Naas General Hospital
Creating a short simple booklet on ‘End of Life Care – How you may feel when Someone Dies’
Comforting Words Library, Ennis General Hospital
To choose a selection of books specifically to provide comfort and solace to those who are grieving.
Art to Calm, Letterkenny University Hospital
Use art to soften the clinical feel of a relative's room.
Supporting our End-of-Life Champions in GUH: Study Day, Galway University Hospital
Focusing on the patient's journey before, during and after death in the hospital.
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