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‘Way to go’ documentary asks how well we cope with death

Posted on: June 30th, 2014

A new documentary ‘Way to go; death and the Irish’ to be broadcast on RTE 1 at 9.35pm on Tuesday July 1st will examine how well we deal with death. 

 The documentary is presented by Norah Casey, Norah’s husband Richard died in 2011. It features interviews with well known personalities, healthcare professionals and members of the public who reflect on their personal experiences of bereavement and on attitudes to death and dying.   

Information And  Support  

If you have been bereaved or you have been affected by any of the issues addressed in the programme below are links to advice and support information.

You can also call us on (01) 6793188  if you would like to talk to someone. 



New report from ombudsman highlights end-of-life care

Posted on: June 27th, 2014

A ‘good death’ in Ireland  

A new report released today (June 27th) by the office of the ombudsman examines the care given to patients and families at end-of-life. 

A good death - Office of Ombudsman report June 2014

 ‘A good death; A Reflection on Ombudsman Complaints about End of Life Care in Irish Hospitals’  reviews complaints made to the office in 2013.


The report acknowledges the long lasting effects of poor communication, lack of patient autonomy and dignity in end-of-life care. As the impact of these failures on bereaved family is traumatic and long lasting, it highlights the need to learn from complaints received. 


The ombudsman highlights the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Forum on end-of-life in promoting national dialogue and encouraging end-of-life care planning. 

The full report can be accessed HERE and is available on the Office of the Ombudsman website.