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Rosabel’s Rooms- In partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

Rosabel’s Rooms was established by parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their beloved daughter Rosabel Monroe, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017, aged sixteen months.

Rosabel’s Rooms in collaboration with The Irish Hospice Foundation, was launched on the 5th January 2018, on what would have been Rosabel’s 2nd Birthday.
The project will develop the following three activities:
  1. Through the Design & Dignity Programme at the Irish Hospice Foundation, this project will facilitate the development of family-friendly bereavement suites in hospital emergency departments around Ireland, which will provide comfort and dignity for families following the loss of a loved one.
  1. Through our Room-to-Heal fund, this project will facilitate direct financial support to families, when a child dies in Ireland. This will help to accommodate taking time off work, paying for funeral costs etc.
  1. Over time this project will work to ensure required therapeutic supports are made available for individuals impacted by child loss.
Sharon Foley CEO of the IHF Said: “We hope this partnership with Rosabel’s Rooms will give sanctuary for families to be together in private at extremely difficult times in their lives and those caring for them in the hospital.  The essence of Design & Dignity projects is to convey a sense of reverence and respect for life, death and bereavement.”
For more information, email: rosabelsrooms@gmail.com or click here
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Design & Dignity is part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme is an IHF initiative to ensure that palliative, end of life and bereavement care are central to the everyday business of hospitals.  To date, the Design and Dignity Project has supported 34 projects around Ireland enabling hospitals to create relaxing spacious family rooms, inpatient suites and maternity bereavement suites and upgraded mortuaries into welcoming, respectful environments. For more information, click here
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Irish Hospice Foundation/HSE announce third round of Design & Dignity grants 

Posted on: April 25th, 2016
Following the tremendous success of the first two rounds of Design & Dignity Projects the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and the HSE today announced a new fund for a third round of projects. Design & Dignity RESIZED  

Impact of surroundings

Recognising how deeply people are affected by their surroundings, the Design & Dignity Project has developed a range of ‘exemplar’ projects within public acute hospitals. To date, we have supported 20 projects around Ireland. Hospitals have created relaxing, spacious family rooms within busy acute wards, upgraded mortuaries into welcoming, respectful environments and redesigned viewing rooms in emergency departments and mortuaries. Feedback from families and staff has been overwhelmingly positive demonstrating that, with relatively small investments; a real difference can be made at traumatic times in people’s lives. More details on Design & Dignity can be found HERE  Hospitals around Ireland will benefit from our grant fund which will help transform older /dated spaces including family rooms, gardens and mortuaries.  The Design & Dignity grants scheme is operated and co-funded by the IHF and the HSE.  To date 20 projects have been funded across the country under the Design & Dignity scheme at a cost of €2m. Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, commented:
“Every year 28,000 people in Ireland die and 43% die in acute hospitals. The Design & Dignity scheme aims to bring design excellence to hospitals where so many people spend their last days.  New facilities are a sanctuary for families at a very distressing time, and allow them the proper space and privacy they need. We have already seen the grants improve facilities in 20 hospitals across the country and are delighted to announce more project funding for 2017.”
Guidance on the type of projects that will be considered for grants and an application form are attached. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 16th of September 2016. Please submit 6 copies of the completed application form with supporting material to Pamela Withero, The Irish Hospice Foundation, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.

Design & Dignity

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

The aim of the Irish Hospice Foundation is to make the experience of dying as positive as it can be for those dying and for those left behind.

We have partnered with the Health Service Executive (HSE) to work with hospital managers and staff on improving care  for patients at the end of life. We are working to empower hospitals to apply the principles of hospice care for the dying, the deceased and the bereaved.

Our Design & Dignity Project aims to create spaces or privacy and calm for dying patients and their families