How do you achieve a good death in an acute hospital setting ?
Although most people want to spend their last days in their own home almost half (48%) of all deaths in Ireland occur in an acute hospital setting.
Bridging this gap between patient wishes and hospital practice in end-of-life care has been the aim of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HfH) programme.
‘A Wish’, the new animated short film developed by the Hospice Friendly Hospitals poignantly illustrates just how this can be achieved and the small changes that can enable a good death even in a busy acute hospital environment.
The film was directed by Rebecca Lloyd and will be made available through the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme later this year.