Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan joins the board of the Irish Hospice Foundation

Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has joined the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) Board of Directors.

r Holohan, who left the Department of Health in July and is now Adjunct Full Prof of Public Health at UCD, said: “I am honored to take on the role on the Board of the Irish Hospice Foundation. This is an important time for the Foundation and the healthcare sectors in which it operates.

“I look forward to helping shape what the IHF is doing to support people in terminal and bereavement care.”

His late wife Emer died on 19 February 2021 at Our Lady’s Hospice at Harold’s Cross in Dublin.

The IHF also announced the appointment of Ms. Amilah Ali to its Executive Board. Ms Amilah works in the Community Welfare/Youth Department of the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland in Clonskeagh. She has a degree in Biochemistry and a Masters in Biomedical Diagnostics.

In previous positions, Ms Ali trained as a Nursing Assistant at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross and worked as a Nursing Home Nurse. Her current role combines unique skills as she assists families and loved ones with the rituals of dying, death and bereavement in a cross-cultural Irish-Islamic world.

Upon taking on her role, she said: “I am passionate about helping and supporting people through dying, death and bereavement are represented in Ireland today.”

Welcoming the appointments, IHF Chairman Jean Callanan said: “I am delighted to welcome Amilah Ali and Dr. Welcoming Tony Holohan to the board of the Irish Hospice Foundation. They bring very valuable skills and perspectives that will help the IHF realize its vision of an Ireland where everyone who experiences dying, death and grief receives the care and support they need.” Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan joins the board of the Irish Hospice Foundation

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