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Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important
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Opinion: As our population ages, palliative care will become increasingly important

Sep 18th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,884 Views 15 Comments

Dr Peter May and Professor Charles Normand say palliative care in Ireland must be expanded now to meet current and future needs.

Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions
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Increase in cancer patients looking to spend last days at home amid hospital restrictions

Oct 4th 2020, 12:18 PM 20,472 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has reported a rise in requests for its home-based palliative care service.

Half of Irish people think Covid-19 has increased the importance of discussing palliative care
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Half of Irish people think Covid-19 has increased the importance of discussing palliative care

Sep 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 22,366 Views 5 Comments

The survey found that a third of people think palliative care is a last resort, when in fact it can be used for a number of years.

'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 16,834 Views 2 Comments

Due to Covid-19, the hospice is now restricting visitors to two at a time for patients.

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'
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Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Sep 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 74,911 Views 18 Comments

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms'
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'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms'

Sep 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 27,412 Views 15 Comments

Lilian Bell writes about her father, Donal Bell, on the eve of Palliative Care Week 2018.

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses
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'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,307 Views 8 Comments

Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.

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 40,932 Views 18 Comments

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend
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Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,338 Views 65 Comments

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'
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'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:02 PM 29,019 Views 43 Comments

Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.

'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 9,151 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 10,890 Views 8 Comments

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'
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Palliative care: 'I felt that if I brought the nurse into my life, I was really dying'

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:30 PM 19,872 Views 19 Comments

I are currently working on memory books. I’m going to leave these for my children containing memories of happy times baking and camping, writes Evelyn Wakefield.

US judge rules that anorexic patient can refuse forced feedings
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US judge rules that anorexic patient can refuse forced feedings

Nov 23rd 2016, 2:49 PM 14,917 Views 10 Comments

The court also granted her request for care to relieve pain or discomfort.

"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 839 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.

"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices
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"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices

Oct 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,352 Views 8 Comments

Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross has a hair salon, a therapy golden retriever Rían, and an oratory to host services such as christenings and weddings.

'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers
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'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:15 AM 13,617 Views 20 Comments

Carmel Geoghegan looked after her dying mother in 2014 but has hit out at what seriously sick people face today.

Palliative care patient 'was left groaning in pain before death'
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Palliative care patient 'was left groaning in pain before death'

Jun 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 31,193 Views 31 Comments

According to new research, one family member said trying to get help for a loved one was like “dealing with the mafia”.

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 1,465 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 9,625 Views 6 Comments

Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.

'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 23,272 Views 58 Comments

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

'It's my job to help the family plan and care for their dying children at home'
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'It's my job to help the family plan and care for their dying children at home'

Nov 15th 2015, 6:30 PM 503 Views 4 Comments

Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.

Major study finds early palliative care for cancer patients costs A LOT less
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Major study finds early palliative care for cancer patients costs A LOT less

Jun 8th 2015, 9:01 PM 10,878 Views 16 Comments

Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients is better for the patient and produces serious savings.

The Night Nurse: Caring for cancer sufferers on Christmas Day is a privilege that helps me appreciate life
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The Night Nurse: Caring for cancer sufferers on Christmas Day is a privilege that helps me appreciate life

Dec 25th 2014, 7:30 PM 573 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing Service provides palliative care to cancer patients at the end of their cancer journey during the night, so they can stay in the comfort of their home, surrounded by the ones they love.

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'
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'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,140 Views 4 Comments

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

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 176 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 7,266 Views 10 Comments

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

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'
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'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

Jul 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,170 Views 9 Comments

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

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 7,133 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 85 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.

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care
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People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care

Mar 10th 2014, 8:18 AM 6,781 Views 3 Comments

The qualitative survey aims to improve policy and services across the country.

HSE signs agreement to improve palliative care
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HSE signs agreement to improve palliative care

Nov 14th 2013, 2:01 PM 5,480 Views 7 Comments

The HSE said the focus is on ensuring it maintains and improves palliative care services.

Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer
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Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer

Jan 12th 2013, 1:29 PM 17,499 Views 15 Comments

The legendary crossword setter Araucaria told readers that he had “18 down of the 19″ – cancer of the oesophagus.

Hospices will need 'goodwill of their local communities to keep going' - IHF
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Hospices will need 'goodwill of their local communities to keep going' - IHF

Jan 19th 2012, 10:58 AM 1,200 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has raised concerns about the cuts imposed to the palliative care budget by the HSE’s National Service Plan.