Dr Richard Hain paediatric palliative care workshop

childrens-medical-research-798393-hRenowned paediatric palliative care practitioner, Dr. Richard Hain of the   Department of Child Health, Cardiff Children’s Hospital will deliver a professional development workshop in children’s palliative care on Thursday February 28th.

The workshop will be hosted by St Francis Hospice Education Centre and is aimed at medical and allied health practitioners working with children with complex life limiting illnesses.

The workshop will address issues such as symptom assessment and pain management as well as psychosocial support and ethical concerns in the delivery of paediatric palliative care.

Further details on the workshop and booking information is available 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   publicforumgalway@gmail.com

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.

Howth Walk – Saturday June 26th

Summer afternoon;  to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language‘  Henry James

Looking for a good way to get some air into your lungs on a summer afternoon? The Irish Hospice Foundation’s annual Howth Walk takes place this Saturday (June 26th)

This sponsored walk around Howth head is open to all and donations will support the Irish Hospice Foundations children’s hospice home care programme.

It promises to be a fun family day out with facepainting, balloons, refreshments and goodie bags. To join in register at Howth Dart station between 10 and 12 on Saturday.

More details are available HERE or by calling Lisa Ryan at the Irish Hospice Foundaion on 01 6793188

So, get your walking shoes on!