AIIHPC Palliative Hub

AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (, an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:

  • Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
  • Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
  • Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
  • Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.



National Summary of Patient Activity Data for Adult Specialist Palliative Care Services in The Republic of Ireland, 2012-2015

This report presents collated data from the Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) from the years 2012-2015 and reflects a picture of the activity within the specialist palliative care services in community, day-care and inpatient units.  Every service contributes to the Minimum Data Set and there is almost 100% compliance with regard to metric data submission.

The work on the report was carried out in partnership with the HSE and a project steering group with support from the Irish Hospice Foundation. Full text is available  HERE OR on the Irish Hospice Foundation website

Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019

The HSE has published Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019. This is a key document for the future development of palliative care in the Republic of Ireland.

The objective of the Framework was to inform and direct the development of adult palliative care services, both generalist and specialist, in Ireland for the three-year period. In so doing, the focus of the Framework was to identify the gaps that exist in the current level of service provision and to present a set of recommendations and actions which over the duration of the Framework (and at times beyond) would seek to address these service issues / deficits, subject to available resources.


Irish Cancer Society/AIIHPC Funding Call 2017

This research call is to enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer and receiving palliative care. Information on this funding call are available HERE

The objective of this seed funding award is to fund a research project focussing on supporting impactful research for people receiving palliative care for cancer and that this seed award would support the researcher in submitting a competitive proposal for sizeable funding to an external funding organisation within 12 months of completion of seed funding period.

The research proposals should aim to:

  • Improve the quality of care for people with life limiting cancer
  • Provide research evidence to inform policy and improve practice
  • Enhance clinical and research competence in palliative care for people living with cancer
  • Build research capability and capacity in palliative care for people living with cancer