Conference Organising Committee

MAEVE O’REILLY,   Joint Chair Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC)/St. Luke’s Hospital SAUNDRA NOLAN,  Joint Chair The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation   JOANNE BALFE  – LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice KAREN CHARNLEY – AIIHPC NIAMH CLOWRY – Irish Association of Palliative Care… Learn More

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is a registered children’s charity founded by Jonathan Irwin and his wife Mary Ann O’Brien in 1997, based on their own experience of caring for their son Jack at home until his death at… Learn More

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

The Specialist Palliative Care Team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC) is led by Dr Mary Devins and a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists.  Dr Devins is Ireland’s first Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in  Paediatric Palliative Medicine and… Learn More


All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care.  AIIHPC is a collaborative of hospices, health and social care organisations and universities on the island of Ireland. AIIHPC advances education,… Learn More

Health Service Executive

Palliative Care is part of the Primary Care division within the HSE. We work collaboratively across the organisation and with our partners in the voluntary sector to implement recommendations contained in national policy. Our vision for the future is that… Learn More

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Irish Hospice Foundation

  The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is a national charity, set up in1986 to fund and develop hospice services. Since then we have expanded our scope to encompass the broad range of issues affecting the end of life. Our programmes… Learn More

LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice

  LauraLynn provides palliative care and support for children (0-18 years) with life-limiting conditions and their families, from the point of diagnosis to end of life, and throughout bereavement. Working in partnership with the child’s primary care team, our specialised… Learn More

Mercy Hospital Foundation

The Mercy Hospital Foundation, through its Kids + Teens Appeal provides funding to critical areas of paediatric services at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork. The Foundation provides ongoing support towards the POONS (Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Service), a mobile… Learn More

National University of Ireland, Galway

NUI Galway continues to be ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide for the quality of our teaching and research. The overarching purpose of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway is to develop and promote appropriate… Learn More

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is the only service of its type in Northern Ireland caring for babies, children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions. We tailor our service to the needs of each individual. We can… Learn More

The Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC)

The Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) is an all-Ireland body that aims to promote palliative care nationally and internationally through education,publications,representation on national bodies and opportunities for networking. As a sole membership organisation for those involved in the provision… Learn More