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Over €400k raised for children's hospice LauraLynn following Liveline appeal
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Over €400k raised for children's hospice LauraLynn following Liveline appeal

Aug 12th 2020, 4:43 PM 22,650 Views 34 Comments

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
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'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 16,713 Views 2 Comments

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 From TheJournal.ie

Where possible, one family member should be allowed with someone who is dying - Irish Hospice Foundation

Apr 16th 2020, 5:11 PM 20,944 Views 22 Comments

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
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For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Jun 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 12,174 Views 7 Comments

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'
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WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

Apr 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,497 Views 18 Comments

“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
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'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,133 Views 11 Comments

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'
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'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,886 Views 8 Comments

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
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Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice for his final days after ruling by judge

Jul 27th 2017, 6:08 PM 12,864 Views 28 Comments

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
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No agreement over where Charlie Gard will spend his final days

Jul 26th 2017, 7:03 PM 12,667 Views 68 Comments

Great Ormond Street Hospital said moving Charlie home would not be practical.

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
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'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,100 Views 4 Comments

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
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'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 14,922 Views 6 Comments

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'
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'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,429 Views 12 Comments

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"
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"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Oct 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 708 Views 8 Comments

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'
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Brendan Gleeson says hospice care his parents received 're-awakened his faith in humanity'

Sep 10th 2016, 1:01 PM 26,072 Views 24 Comments

“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
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This little girl asked for a donation to an Irish charity instead of birthday presents

Jul 15th 2016, 6:00 PM 4,165 Views 2 Comments

Too sweet.

Florence and the Machine sang a surprise duet with a sick fan who couldn't make her gig
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Florence and the Machine sang a surprise duet with a sick fan who couldn't make her gig

May 23rd 2016, 8:23 PM 5,307 Views 4 Comments

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
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Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

May 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 1,369 Views 20 Comments

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
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Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda

Mar 25th 2016, 2:54 PM 9,610 Views 6 Comments

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'
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'What I've learned from 20 years volunteering at a hospice'

Dec 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 12,021 Views 6 Comments

‘The patients here teach you how to live.’

'Having terminal cancer is very sad, but it's part of a bigger plan'
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'Having terminal cancer is very sad, but it's part of a bigger plan'

Dec 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 23,236 Views 58 Comments

We speak to a patient and nurse about life in a hospice.

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas
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How to support a bereaved person at Christmas

Dec 21st 2015, 8:00 PM 23,695 Views 17 Comments

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
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Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life

Nov 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 9,389 Views 16 Comments

How do people who are around death as a job handle it?

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'
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'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

Sep 12th 2015, 9:15 AM 12,387 Views 64 Comments

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
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'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'

Sep 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 24,087 Views 6 Comments

Wendy has terminal cancer.

The death café is coming to Dublin
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The death café is coming to Dublin

May 27th 2015, 10:25 AM 34,374 Views 33 Comments

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads
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Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads

Apr 12th 2015, 8:20 AM 27,037 Views 11 Comments

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
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Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person

Oct 6th 2014, 1:30 PM 152 Views 7 Comments

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
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Susie Long Hospice Fund set to open six palliative care beds in Kilkenny

Oct 1st 2014, 1:46 PM 7,254 Views 10 Comments

The SLHF eventually wants to open a 12-bed hospice in St Luke’s Hospital.

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
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People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

Jul 15th 2014, 2:56 PM 8,071 Views 30 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause
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49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Jul 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,499 Views 10 Comments

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
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A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries

Jul 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 16,153 Views 3 Comments

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?
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Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?

Jun 27th 2014, 12:30 PM 9,093 Views 44 Comments

A new report has highlighted how end of life care in Ireland could be improved.

Children's hospice LauraLynn to begin providing home care
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Children's hospice LauraLynn to begin providing home care

Jun 20th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,920 Views 8 Comments

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
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New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund

May 21st 2014, 5:59 PM 7,107 Views 8 Comments

The fund want to continue working towards a 12 bed unit.

Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)
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Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)

May 7th 2014, 12:53 PM 73 Views 37 Comments

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
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Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity

Mar 7th 2014, 9:19 PM 8,970 Views 8 Comments

Money raised will go to a programme to support families caring for their seriously ill children at home.

Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside
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Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside

Feb 27th 2014, 6:00 PM 43,642 Views 34 Comments

Laurie Kilmartin’s father is dying from lung cancer.

2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services
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2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services

Jun 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 3,353 Views 8 Comments

There should be 450 hospice beds in the country. Today, there are only 155 hospice beds available.

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care
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35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Mar 3rd 2013, 12:29 PM 6,992 Views 10 Comments

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

Pics: 'Lincoln' props to be auctioned following Day-Lewis Oscar win
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Pics: 'Lincoln' props to be auctioned following Day-Lewis Oscar win

Feb 25th 2013, 9:53 PM 9,102 Views 13 Comments

The props, which were donated by Steven Spielberg, were held back from a previous auction and will go towards the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

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