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Transforming Ireland’s Mortuaries

We are on a mission to transform Ireland’s mortuaries, so that grieving families have peaceful areas to bid their final goodbyes.

In Ireland, over 40% of all deaths occur in hospital and the majority of people are brought to the hospital mortuary. Through our Design & Dignity programme in partnership with the HSE, we are transforming the way these spaces are designed. We believe hospital mortuaries should be sanctuaries and convey a sense of reverence and respect for life, death and bereavement.

So far, thanks to generous people like you, over 40 hospital projects have been funded, including 13 mortuaries.

Eight of these projects are now complete, including Beaumont Hospital Mortuary (pictured), which was transformed from a drab unit that could facilitate just one family, to a purpose built haven with multiple viewing rooms, family rooms with tea and coffee facilities, garden space and designated


The death of a loved one is never easy, but having the dignified and private space in those difficult days can make a difference and provide some comfort to a grieving family.