Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill supporting the 'Have Your Say' campaign in Leinster House
Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill supported The Irish Hospice Foundation’s ‘Have Your Say’ campaign during an Oireachtas presentation.
The campaign has attracted 2,500 responses from the people of Ireland on what matters to them at end of life.
The Tipperary TD was part of a group that heard about how people are sharing their experiences of dying, death and bereavement as part of the Have Your Say campaign which can be completed online http://svy.mk/2fD64hq or in hard copy.
Feedback from the #haveyoursayirl campaign will form next year’s ‘Irish Charter for Dying, Death and Bereavement 2016’ - the first charter of its type in Ireland instigated by The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).
IHF CEO Sharon Foley said: “Every day 80 people die in Ireland; that’s 29,000 people every year. Each of us will only get one chance to die, so it’s important to think about what matters to you and give us your views. This campaign gives you the opportunity to have your say on what matters most.
“We believe best care should support everyone to live well to the end with dignity and comfort, surrounded by loved ones. We want you to #haveyoursayirl based on your experiences, knowledge, hopes and fears. We can then be informed on how to further ensure the best supports are in place for you and your loved ones. We believe this is an essential charter for the Irish people,” concluded Ms Foley.