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# Hospice

This year
Some people who wish to die at home can experience 'traumatic deaths' due to lack of support
A new report highlights a number of systemic gaps in end-of-life care in Ireland.
Former US president Jimmy Carter receiving home hospice care
The 39th president will ‘spend his remaining time at home’, according to the Carter Centre.
Last year
Remote hospice service 'vital' as islanders don't want to die on mainland, says fundraiser
Catherine Mulkerrin says hospice services help dying people deal with the final stages of their life.
'Palliative care is about establishing links and warmth. It became colder because of Covid'
Dr Stephen Higgins told The Journal that staff are burnt out after two years of working during a pandemic.
All time
Over €400k raised for children's hospice LauraLynn following Liveline appeal
It took less than 48 hours for the money to be donated.
'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis
Due to Covid-19, the hospice is now restricting visitors to two at a time for patients.
Where possible, one family member should be allowed with someone who is dying - Irish Hospice Foundation
The Irish Hospice Foundation said that it had sought “clarity and advice” from the HSE on the matter.
For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with
Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.
WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'
“This may be the last room someone will live in.”
'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death
The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.
'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'
A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.
Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice for his final days after ruling by judge
A judge made the order after an agreement on Charlie’s end-of-life care plan couldn’t be found.
No agreement over where Charlie Gard will spend his final days
Great Ormond Street Hospital said moving Charlie home would not be practical.
'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.
'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.
'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.
"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"
Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.
Brendan Gleeson says hospice care his parents received 're-awakened his faith in humanity'
“The hospice just embraces death … and gives people the finest death possible.”
This little girl asked for a donation to an Irish charity instead of birthday presents
Too sweet.
Florence and the Machine sang a surprise duet with a sick fan who couldn't make her gig
The teenager was too sick to leave the hospice – so Florence came to her.
Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world
Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.
Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda
Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.
'What I've learned from 20 years volunteering at a hospice'
‘The patients here teach you how to live.’
'Having terminal cancer is very sad, but it's part of a bigger plan'
We speak to a patient and nurse about life in a hospice.
How to support a bereaved person at Christmas
This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.
Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life
How do people who are around death as a job handle it?
'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'
A conversation between 300 people – about dying.
'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
Wendy has terminal cancer.
The death café is coming to Dublin
Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.
Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads
It’s being put in a book in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person
Palliative care is not just about pain relief for older people during their final days – it’s about quality of life for your loved one.
Susie Long Hospice Fund set to open six palliative care beds in Kilkenny
The SLHF eventually wants to open a 12-bed hospice in St Luke’s Hospital.
People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.
49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause
Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.
A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries
Pádraig Schaler is in the care of a hospital in Hamburg, and his family want to help others in similar situations.
Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?
A new report has highlighted how end of life care in Ireland could be improved.
Children's hospice LauraLynn to begin providing home care
A pilot programme is to be rolled out over the next 12 months.
New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund
The fund want to continue working towards a 12 bed unit.
Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)
Do the Irish really ‘do death well’? We certainly know how to toast the departed, but we have a deep-rooted discomfort around discussing any practical aspect of death.
Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity
Money raised will go to a programme to support families caring for their seriously ill children at home.