Marianne Quinn is the chaplain in St Columcille hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin. Her work involves caring for the dying and for those who have been bereaved. She says that her work allows her to channel God’s mercy and to be present in whatever way she is needed. Mercy, she says, is particularly important in deaths […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 in Hospice
Miriam Gormally spoke with Ethna Hyland about how she managed to deal with the loss of three children and her husband Tom.
Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 in Hospice
Here Marie Lynch from the Hospice Foundation talks with Miriam Gormally about the needs of carers. What are their own needs in looking after somebody who is facing the end of their life?
Receiving hospice care in Africa was traditionally only for a privileged few. This was something that Dr Anne Merriman set about to change. Inspired by her own mother’s experience with hospice care, she has been leading the Hospice Movement in Africa. Her mission is to have culturally sensitive, low cost, quality care for all as […]
The Irish Hospice Foundation recently launched a Forum on Death and Dying. The Forum aims to engage with people on a range of issues around end of life in Ireland. Eileen Good asked Paul Murray Coordinator of the Forum how it all came about.
The Irish Hospice Foundation is launching a Forum on End on Life on March 11th. It will be launched by President Mary McAleese. The aim of the forum is to engage with all sectors of society to develop a vision of how we can address the challenges of dying, death and bereavement. Paul Murray of […]
Every day, all over the country, people await the result of hospital tests. It’s an anxious time, for the person themselves and their family. For many the results are fine, but for others, sadly, they are not – and they trigger a range of emotions trying to take bad news on board. Eileen Good spoke […]
Friday March 7th, we will see people all over the country gathering to sell and buy daffodils. The money raised from all these daffodils will help cancer patients throughout the country. Miriam Gormally met Isobel Thompson who suffered from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and who is now working as a volunteer for Daffodil Day. She began by […]
Death is an inevitable and normal part of life and work. It is a painful reality which all of us have to face at some point in our lives, though as Woody Allen highlights – most of us would prefer not to have to deal with it. Death is challenging, especially at work where it […]
Sister Mary Owens is a Loreto Sister who has spent several years in Africa. She currently works at Nyumbani, a hospice for HIV positive orphans in Kenya. She spoke to Piaras Jackson about her work and how she views Ireland on her visits home. First she describes her first experience of missionary life in Kenya.