About World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

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 mexican wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years.

The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which will take place on October 11 is 'Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: Who cares? We do!'

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 with Voices for Hospices is on October 10 2015

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 Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organisations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide. The Day is facilitated by Help the Hospices, the UK national charity for hospices. To view members of the organising committee, go to our partners page.

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