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.