Cork healthcare chaplain contributes to national review of Design and Dignity programme for Irish bereavement care facilities

The Design and Dignity programme of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) was established in 2010 to support the Hospice Friendly Hospitals initiative to improve the facilities and experiences of end–of–life care in hospitals for patients and their loved ones. As 43% of deaths in Ireland occur in hospital the importance of this initiative can not be overstated. The Design and Dignity programme has led to the support of over forty projects to improve facilities across the Irish public health service since 2010.

A research team from University College Cork was successful in the…

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