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# hospice care

This year
'I want to pass away surrounded by my family': Charlie Bird says he is receiving hospice care at home
The former RTÉ journalist has shared his experience with motor neurone disease since he was diagnosed two years ago.
All time
'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.
Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.
Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn't
A new study has found that, in a GP setting anyway, most people aren’t.
Hospice "ready to proceed", after a little help from a local Oscar-winner
Daniel Day Lewis has been one of the driving forces behind the €3 million fundraising effort for the Wicklow Hospice.
2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services
There should be 450 hospice beds in the country. Today, there are only 155 hospice beds available.
Report: Irish hospice care high, but regional inequalities persist
A programme introduced in hospices was examined by Trinity College Dublin researchers.