Hospice Care for All

Posted on 16. May, 2007, in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Family, Health, HospiceComments Off on Hospice Care for All

Some 30,000 people die each year in Ireland. While the vast majority of people want to die at home, two-thirds die in hospitals of one sort of another and 40% die in acute hospitals. The Irish Hospice Foundation has undertaken a hugely important project to introduce Hospice Principles into Hospital Practice.  Fr. Brian Nolan, a hospital chaplain of 20 years experience, is the new Regional Development Co-Ordinator for the North East and he told Eileen Good about the aims of the new programme.

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