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Below is a list of useful links to organisations and services.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is not responsible for the content of external links


All Ireland Institute for Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) – The All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care is an all island organisation, comprised of a Consortium of eight health agencies and four universities and developed through funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies with additional funding from the Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Cancer Society, the Health Research Board and Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency. It aims to improve supportive, palliative and end-of-life care through education, research policy and practice

Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) –  IAPC are an all Ireland body promoting palliative care through education, research and publication and representation on national bodies

HSE Palliative Care Programme –  Information on the HSE palliative care programme, publications and palliative care referral forms

European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) – European organisation for the promotion of palliative care through education, policy  and inter disciplinary collaboration

Information & entitlements

Department of Social Protection;  Irish government information on bereavement entitlements

Citizens’ Information –   Public service site with information on death and bereavement


Bereavement Support Groups

Widow.ie – A bereavement support group for widows, widowers and bereaved life partners in Ireland

Anam Cara Parental & sibling bereavement – A support organisation for grieving parents and siblings

Feileacain – Stillbirth and neonatal death association

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA) – a  voluntary body providing bereavement Support to families who experience the sudden death of a child

Further Resources and Links

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Information and Library Service has developed two subject overview pages for the HSE Dr Steeven’s Library website, one on Palliative and end-of-life care and the other on bereavement and grief. They are a good source of useful information and links and a good starting point for research into these subjects. They can be accessed below.

Bereavement and Grief Page

Palliative and End-of-life Care Page

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