How an acute hospital becomes ‘hospice friendly’


PODCAST: The busiest and biggest acute hospital in Ireland is making positive changes.

This programme goes behind the scenes in one of Ireland’s busiest and biggest acute hospitals, Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital to find out about the ‘hospice-friendly hospitals’ initiative and the changes happening to help patients and their families at the end-of-life. In the image, Diarmuid Ó Coimín, the End-of-Life Care Coordinator, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is standing with Mary Duffy, clinical nurse manager. They are holding one of the special blankets used to carefully drape the deceased which shows the spiral symbol designed to indicate end-of-life within the hospital.