World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day


 What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD)?

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an annual unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. 

WHPCD has been marked every year for the last 17 years. Join us on Saturday 14 October to advocate for better hospice and palliative care services around the world.

The WHPCD theme for 2023:

Compassionate Communities: Together for Palliative Care

Compassionate communities care for people, assist people to live in the place they call home, connect people to services, and raise awareness about end-of-life issues. We will engage governments and key stakeholders in a health promotion approach to palliative care, aiming to support solidarity among community members throughout their life course up to and at the end of life. In recent years, hundreds of compassionate communities have been developed all around the world. We believe that palliative care working alongside compassionate communities multiplies the ability to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.

The Resouce Toolkit is now LIVE!

Download a wealth of resources, including the toolkit HERE!

We will be adding more resources to the website over the coming months. Please keep checking for updates.

The On-Line Toolkit includes:

  • A social media resource including suggested social media content for you to adapt

  • A media release template

  • A template for writing to your government to advocate for palliative care

  • A fundraising hints and tips document

Launching World Day 2023 in Webinar



How do I get involved?

  1. Subscribe to the WHPCA's newsletter for campaign updates and the launch of new campaign materials.

  2. Register your event on the 2022 Event Map. 

  3. Follow @whpca on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook looking out for these hashtags #CompassionateCommunities & #WHPCDay23

  4. Get in touch to volunteer to translate materials into your local language by emailing:

 Launching World Day 2023 in your Community Presentation Slides 



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