The Irish Hospice Foundation will host the first-ever regional ‘Living with Loss’ event in Cork on Thursday at 6.30pm.
Organised in collaboration with local bereavement support services, the free event will take place at the Clayton Hotel in Cork City. The aim of the initiative is to provide information about grief and the range of supports available to those affected by bereavement across the county.
Former Cork hurler Dessie Fitzgerald will be the guest speaker on the evening. His talk will centre around the loss of his two brothers who he recently opened up about on the Late Late Show.
The event will begin at 6.30pm and run until 9.30pm. Professionals who work in the area of bereavement will share insights into the process of grief and how we can support each other. Grief in children and how the adults in their lives can support them is just one of the areas that will be covered. There are also opportunities for interaction and questions.
The Irish Hospice Foundation was set up in 1986 to fund and develop specific hospice services.
Since then their work has expanded to address the needs of people dying in hospitals, at home and in other care settings. The focus is also on providing equity in access to palliative care services for all patients with life-limiting illness.