Bereavement Care Liaison Project 2004-2010.
The Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement service established the Bereavement Care Liaison Officer Project in 2004. It was a initially developed as a partnership between the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE in the South East; Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, South Tipperary (the formerly South-eastern Health Board) as a three year programme.
Phase one of the project involved describing bereavement care in the South East area, identifying training and support needs and developing a prioritised plan for the remaining two years of the project.
On completion of Phase One and the review of bereavement services a report titles ‘Investigation of the Gaps in Bereavement Care Services in the former HSE/SE region’ was published in 2005.
In June 2008 first Bereavement Care Liaison Officer, Brid Carroll came into post. Brid Carroll was based in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Waterford and worked with the Suicide Resource Office and the HSE Palliative Care Services in the region.
The second Bereavement Care Liaison Officer, Maria Costello, took up her role in 2009 and worked in Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. At the conclusion of her post Maria wrote the report ‘Everything Has Changed Perspectives of those who have been bereaved on the need for bereavement services in the HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster area’
Dr Susan Delaney, Irish Hospice Foundation, Chair
Mr TJ Dunford, HSE Palliative Care services
Mr Sean McCarthy, HSE Suicide Resource Officer
Ms Sheila Doyle, Care of the Elderly
Ms Margaret Browne, Disability services
Mr Cathal O’Reilly, Primary Care
Ms Eileen O’Leary, Regional Nurse Manager Palliative Care services
Ms Olywyn Ryan, Irish Cancer Society
Ms Lorraine Edwards, (from 2007) Social worker Palliative Care services
Mr Padraig Mc Morrow, Voluntary Bereavement services
Mr John Kennedy, Asylum services, Waterford
Ms Orla Keegan, Irish Hospice Foundation
Ms Pat Wilson, Voluntary Bereavement services
"Bereavement Care Liaison Project Laois/Offaly and Longford/Westmeath Summary of Year One Report, Vision Statement and Action Plan" Maria Costello on behalf of the Project Advisory Group.
Everything Has Changed Perspectives of those who have been bereaved on the need for bereavement services in the HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster area.
- Bereavement Care Liaison Project 2004-2010.