Flower power for hospices
Published 06/06/2014 | 02:30
THOUSANDS of volunteers will take to the streets today and tomorrow armed with sunflower pins and seeds for the Hospice Sunflower Days to help raise funds to ensure good end-of-life care in communities.
Sharon Foley, chief executive of the Irish Hospice Foundation, said Ireland needs a national strategy to ensure every person dies in comfort and dignity.
"It is time we broke the silence about dying. A national palliative care and end-of-life and bereavement strategy can put the needs of the dying higher up our healthcare agenda," said Ms Foley. Details at www.sunflowerdays.ie