Health
 Ireland
Project #20233

Nurses for Night Care

by Irish Hospice Foundation
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Summary

76% people want to die at home, but only 26% are able to due to difficulties in meeting their medical needs. We fund night nursing so people can fulfil their final wish to spend their last days in their homes, also providing much needed respite for their families. In 2015 we will receive requests for 1890 nights of nursing around Ireland. It will cost us $336 per night ($631,000) (a 21% increase on 2014). We receive no core state funding so are reliant on donations to fund this vital service.
$631,000.00
total goal
$625,298.00
remaining
114
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

76% people want to die in the comfort of their own homes, surrounded by their families, belongings and memories. However, due to difficulties in meeting their medical needs, regrettably only 26% of people in Ireland are able to die at home. Our objective is to ensure that everyone who wants to die at home throughout Ireland is granted their final wish.

Solution

Since 2006, The Irish Hospice Foundation has provided funding for night nursing. This service - Nurses for Night Care - not only provides the necessary assistance to allow people to die in their own homes as they wish (free of charge), but also provides much needed respite and support for families and carers.

Long-Term Impact

Demand for this service is growing rapidly and so are the costs. This year we expect to receive requests to provide around 1,890 nights of Nurses for Night Care. Whilst this is an ongoing service, we view each person we care for as an individual and hope that we can raise enough money to provide support for everyone who needs our help. Each night of care we fund gives someone the choice and dignity to spend their final hours in their home, surrounded by their belongings and memories.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hospicefoundation.ie
Nurses for Night Care website page

Organization Information

Irish Hospice Foundation

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Website: http:/​/​www.hospicefoundation.ie
Project Leader:
Roisin Coulter
Senior Development Executive
Dublin, Ireland

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