The Limerick Contact Tracing team recently joined the #JerusalemaChallenge & raised money for a local charity. “Helping those in need and generating joy in others, now that's 'food for the soul',” said team member Jacinta Moore ➡️ #OurHealthService

Come join our team!

We are recruiting a Senior Medical Social Worker and a Social Worker to join our dedicated team who help our patients & their families with any psychological, emotional, social or practical difficulties they may be experiencing #jobfairy #medicalsocialworker

Thank you so much @DeversJesse along with his family, friends and community who have raised almost €400 for FirstLight through Jesse's April fundraising challenge. To donate to click here

We are now at the halfway point on the FirstLight 100K Steps Challenge. So far our participants have completed a staggering 200,000 Steps and raised almost €1,000 in donations. Thank you so much to all our participants and donors.

On Tuesday, April 13th Dublin City Libraries in partnership with @IrishHospice are hosting Coping with Grief in #COVID-19. This talk will provide guidance on how to take care of ourselves and support those who are grieving. Click here for details

Bored over the weekend? Why not check out the Carmichael Governance Podcast.

Please take the time to have your respond to those grieving we need to understand the needs of bereavement support services @children_grief @jacintas_smile @barnardos @AnamCaraSupport @FirstLight_Ire @RainbowsIreland @Shapesofgrief @HUGGIreland @feileacain1 @tusla

We want you on our team!

Range of exciting opportunities available, please email for further information

#jobfairy #perioperative #PACU #nursing #recoveryroom

@CPOC_News @AORN @EORNA_Nurses @SaferSurgeryUK @placentaaccret3 @Marybrosnan13

Today we'll administer our One Millionth #COVID19 vaccine here in Ireland. We expect almost 19% of the eligible population to have received their dose 1 and almost 8% dose 2. This week we administered 98% of vaccines received within the same week. Future is brighter. @HSELive

Do you provide bereavement support in Ireland? Please complete our national survey and share the challenges your service has experienced due to #COVID19Ireland and your needs for the future.
@ICBNIrl @Barnardos_IRL @RainbowsIreland @NOSPIreland

In our March newsletter, we look at @IrishHospice recent research which shows that Ireland has struggled over the last year with bereavement and how our grieving rituals have been changed.

Today April 7th is #WorldHealthDay2021; FirstLight would like to take the opportunity to thank all our frontline workers across Ireland for their tireless work these past 12 months of the #COVID19 pandemic

All Shining in the Spring is back in stock. Thank you to everyone who ordered on our website, we’ve been overwhelmed. First batch of envelopes heading out the door now. #AllShining

This is such a normal question and a simple conversation starter but it’s also a question that never gets easier 🥺 #bereavement #grief #loss #grieving #siblingloss #childrensgrief

Do you work in #endoflife care?
Our Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care is there if you need advice and guidance on things like communicating through PPE, care of the dying person, self-care etc. It's free to download too.

Creative workshops @alittlelifetime are special because we give time to remember our babies in a world where we sometimes feel they are forgotten❤️

‘I placed the basket in our hall, each time I pass, the colours lift me’



Very best of luck to all those taking on the Galway Cycle 🚲400 | 40 | 4 Challenge in aid of @RosabelsRooms over the Easter weekend. Over 230 people have registered to cycle, run, walk or swim over the 4 days!
#challengeforcharity 👉

This April, FirstLight is challenging families, friends and communities across Ireland to walk 100,000 steps in support of suddenly bereaved parents and families. The challenge is open to everyone. Click here to join the 100K Step Challenge

We are remembering those babies for whom April holds a special day❤️

Who are you remembering?


⚠️ It has been brought to my attention that an email on “COVID-19 benefit funds” using my name is circulating.

This is a scam. The email has been sent from a fake email account. Mark it as junk.


ANONYMOUS STUDY: Exploring #Family experiences of #BabyLoss #Miscarriage #Stillbirth 1900-2000 saying goodbye and remembering Baby. Could you help? NO INTERVIEWS - WRITE (email) or take a SURVEY #BabyLossAwareness #Grief #Remembering #PregnancyLoss #BLAW

In March Newsletter bereaved father and documentary filmmaker, Ian Lawton urges men to speak up, not man up about their grief, the English language has words for those who have lost parents or a spouse. But we don’t exist. We don’t have an identity. It’s easy to forget us.

FirstLight March newsletter, profiles @LittleIslandBks All the Shining in The Spring: The Story of a Baby Who Died by Siobhán Parkinson. This child-centred book is intended to help children and families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal death or SIDS.

Thank you so much @radiomidwest sport for the support with @DeversJesse fundraising campaign in aid of FirstLight

Thank you very much to the @CTribune for their article in support of @DeversJesse fundraising campaign for FirstLight

The @IrishHospice Bereavement Support Line is open to help and support all those grieving in exceptional times. You can freephone 1800 80 70 77 to talk in confidence. The support line is open from 10am-1pm, Monday to Friday. #WeReflect #CareInGrief

Hi for the month of April I’m going to be walking a mile a day and nominating 3 friends to walk just one mile and they also have to nominate 3 friends to raise awareness for an amazing charity I’ve teamed up with recently,their called @FirstLight_Ire

Speaking about the need to provide leave for people who suffer miscarriages. Thank you to @PatKennyNT and @NewstalkFM for speaking with me about this hugely important topic.

Listen back below👇

"Improving care for newborn or pre-term babies is vital". Thank you to @UCC alum Daragh Horgan and his wife Anne for their €1m philanthropic donation, which will fund the first-ever Chair in Neonatology in Ireland. 👏 #philanthropy #uccalumni

If you have symptoms of #COVID19, you should self-isolate. You can get a free test for COVID-19 if you have symptoms and your GP thinks you need to be tested. Find out more about getting tested here:

Thank you so much to @oceanfmsport for their support in interviewing @DeversJesse last night for his upcoming FirstLight fundraising challenge. Click here to listen back

FirstLight March newsletter is out today, inside you will find a piece by Ian Lawton, a bereaved father, whose second son Hank died when he was just a day old. Click here to download


We pause and remember all who've died in Ireland. We're thinking of all of you who are grieving right now in these difficult days. Please visit our Bereavement & Loss Hub if you need support and advice:
#CareinGrief #WeReflect

Tusla provides an e-learning programme for recognising and reporting concerns about children.

This resource is available as part of Children First. View the programme at:….

Together we can help keep children safe from harm.

The brilliant team at @jacintas_smile have a number of upcoming FREE sibling bereavement workshops. To register visit

This April, former League of Ireland star @DeversJesse will undertake a walking challenge in aid of FirstLight. Jesse will walk a mile per day for 30 days and nominate three new people per day to join him and donate to FirstLight. Donate Here

Sunday, April 4th is the 5th anniversary of Deirdre Byrne's son Micéal's. To honour his memory Deirdre's family, friends and school are hosting a Rainbow Rocks to Remember in Memory of Micéal. #rainbowrocksformimi

NEW COURSE: Boards, Chairs and CEOs: Roles, Relationships & Boundaries - July 15.
Read more and book in today:

Read about the 11 community projects, recently selected for @IrishHospice SEED Grants to explore creative responses to themes of loss & bereavement during Covid-19.

They range across areas from sculpture to sound waves, theatre and even a local GAA club.

Today is the second anniversary of the death of HPV vaccine advocate Laura Brennan. With Laura’s help, HPV vaccine uptake in Ireland increased to 80%. We are forever grateful to Laura and the Brennan family #ThankYouLaura

Over the next 10 days, we're shining the spotlight on our beautiful #IHFSeeds projects in partnership with @creativeirl. First up is Donegal-based artist Maria Gasol who is working on a new book following the death of her father due to COVID-19 last year.

'I don't need therapy, I have friends'. A friend may get upset or worry about you if you confide certain things in them. A therapist can allow you to speak in an open, judgement-free environment. Go to to learn more. #therapymyths #counselling

Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone close during the #COVID19 pandemic. The @IrishHospice Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the @HSELive is there to provide connection, comfort and support in these exceptional times. #WeReflect

Join us for our next creative workshop🌼

Email if you’d like to put your name down🌼

Creat a special memory for your baby, feel close to them and connect with other #bereavedparents in a community of support🌼


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