Last week Tallaght Hospital officially opened The Rosheen Suite, an end of life space for the families of hospital patients.
In a statement released to announce the opening of the new suite a spokesperson for Tallaght Hospital said:
“Over the last few months a lot of work has gone into the redevelopment of Family rooms in the Adult Emergency Dept at Tallaght Hospital – with the generous support of the Adelaide Health Foundation.
“These rooms provide a quiet space for our patient’s next of kin at a difficult stage in the journey of care they take with us.
“Thank you to the staff in the Arts Office, Pastoral Care, Facilities Management and the ED that put so much effort into the project.
Further works are planned for the family viewing room with Irish Hospice Foundation through their Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme who through the Design & Dignity grant another important improvement to our hospital environment.”
Tallaght Hospital was one of eight hospitals granted almost €650,000 funding as part of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and HSE’s Design & Dignity Grants Scheme aimed at providing space and sanctuary to families as they go through very difficult times within the hospital setting.
Each hospital is also adding their own contribution, bringing the total investment to €1.07 million.
The Design & Dignity project has been running since 2007 and its aim is to have an end-of-life sanctuary in every public hospital nationwide by 2021.