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COVID-19 Care & Inform

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants to keep you, the Irish public, informed and supported in matters relating to end-of-life and bereavement care in these exceptional times during the Covid19 crisis.

The need to provide reliable and up-to-date information for you, the public, and healthcare professionals is vital. With our many years of experience, we are responding with our depth of expertise, to respond to your needs at this critical time.

As Ireland’s only national charity dedicated to death, dying and bereavement, we have developed our Covid-19 ‘Care & Inform’ information and advice hub to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in an informative and compassionate way. All of our information is in line with current HSE and Government guidance.

The Covid-19 Care & Inform Hub includes a range of information resources and videos focusing on the themes of Grief, Funerals in Exceptional Times, Planning Ahead and a suite of resources for Healthcare Professionals to support and guide all who need it during this time. It is updated continually.

Care & Inform resources: May 2020

This document lists many of our Care & Inform resources for healthcare workers, carers and the general public and includes details of our new Bereavement Support phone line, in a handy A4 printable format.

Please help the Irish Hospice Foundation to continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. The Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60.
Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278

Updated Thursday 28 May 2020

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