Flower power for hospices
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