The NHI Nursing Home End of Life Care Award
The Irish Hospice Foundation
Excellent end of life care is person centred, flexible and is built around the needs of the individual, with the resident always at the heart of every decision. It is a holistic approach to care that responds to the person’s physical, social, spiritual and psychological strengths and needs, and also considers the needs of the person’s family/friends.
Each year in Ireland, approximately 7,500 people die in long terms settings, and every staff member in these settings plays a crucial role in ensuring that every resident receives compassionate end of life care and their family get the support they need.
Nursing homes are increasingly recognising the key role they play in delivering excellent end of life care. They are sensitively developing quality initiatives that support the resident, their family/friends and staff to ensure that compassion and dignity is a constant for all as a resident approaches the end of their life and that there is appropriate levels of support for those who need it following the death of a resident. We know that this area of work requires kind and considered leadership so that the quality initiatives introduced have the required and lasting impact on culture of end of life care provided in the nursing home. We want to acknowledge and recognise the innovation that is happening.
Candidates for this award should be selected on the basis that they have achieved significant success in introducing quality improvements in end of life care. The innovation should demonstrate the positive difference this improvement has made to the resident, their friends/family and staff.
How to Apply
Complete the award pro forma outlining a significant achievement the nursing home has made in introducing quality improvement in end of life care and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.
Complete the award pro forma outlining a significant achievement the candidate has made in introducing quality improvement in end of life care and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)
To eligible for this award the Candidate needs to
• Be currently employed in an NHI Registered Nursing Home
• Be nominated by a family member, friend, member of the nursing home team, Person in Charge or Registered Provider
• The person nominated must be the person accountable for the introduction of quality improvement in end of life care.
• Nomination to be supported by Person in Charge or Registered Provider