World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019

What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years.

What is this year’s theme?
The theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is: Palliative Care – Because I Matter. Read more about the theme and the open consultation process here.

When does World Hospice and Palliative Care Day take place?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year and Voices for Hospices takes place on the same date every two years.

The next World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 13th 2019.

What are the aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
To share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues
To raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families
To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.
Who organises World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is organised by a committee of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organisations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

October 12 2019

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Date: October 12, 2019
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