Irish Hospice Foundation’s New Bereavement support e-learning site

Last year the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bereavement education and training service   launched a bereavement training resource DVD titled ‘Lost for Words; words for loss‘. The content has now been developed into an e-learning module, the first module of its kind to be made available on the Irish Hospice Foundation’s new e-learning site.

The site will be officially launched by Miriam O Callaghan (who provided narration on the  Lost for words DVD) on Thursday September 29th at the Irish Hospice Foundation offices on Nassau st. More details available HERE

The new e-learning site will deliver training in bereavement theory and best practice through subscription to learning modules (additional modules are to be developed over time). The e-learning facility is particularly beneficial for organisations wishing to provide staff with introductory training in bereavement support direct to their desktops.

To mark the launch of the new site an introductory offer of €10 (the module will cost €15) is available until November 30th.  You can find out more about the e-learning module by contacting Breffni Mc Guinness, Training officer at the Irish Hospice Foundation on 01 6730074 or or you can register online for the module HERE

Public Information Day – The who, what, where, how & why of palliative care service

Are you interested in finding out more about Palliative Care services ?

As part of the Cuisle Beatha Galway University Hospital Palliative care conference ‘Pain pathways in cancer pain & chronic pain; similar pathways separate pathologies‘ an information day for the general public will be held on October 15th.

Speakers on the day include;

  • Dr Dympna Waldron, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Galway University Hospitals (GUH) – Roscommon County Hospital (RCH) – Roscommon Home Care Team
  • Dr Tony O Brien; palliative care consultant, Marymount Cork who will provide an introduction to and overview of palliative care.
  • Dr Ita Harnett;  palliative medicine consultant Galway Hospice & Mayo general hospital. Dr Harnett will provide details of palliative care services available in the West.
  • Mervyn Taylor;  Manager of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme and the Forum on end of life will discuss feedback from the end of life forum.

The day will conclude with a public forum featuring a panel of experts. The forum offers the opportunity to raise questions and engage with issues relating to all aspects of palliative care service and delivery.Members of the public are invited to email questions to the expert panel on

The day should facilitate both healthcare professionals and members of the public gaining insight into palliative care practice and services.

Additional details including registration and contact details are available on the Cuisle Beatha website.