Palliative Care Week 8-14 September 2019.
Would you like to be involved in supporting the annual palliative care awareness campaign?
Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to people with a life-limiting illness or condition, to carers and to families throughout the island of Ireland.
Palliative care focuses on helping a person, of any age, with a life-limiting illness to live well; seeking to help them achieve the best quality of life as their illness progresses. In 2019, Palliative Care Week is focusing on how people with palliative care needs are being supported in the community. This could involve support from primary care (such as GPs, Public Health Nurses, District Nurses), from hospice, hospital, nursing home, and wider community support beyond formal health and social care services.
Palliative Care Week is facilitated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC). The theme for this year’s campaign is Palliative Care: Surrounding You With Support. This year’s campaign includes real-life stories of people who have experienced palliative care.
A wide range of promotional materials are now available for you or your organisation to use including screensavers, leaflet, poster and social media photo sheet. These resources can be viewed and accessed by clicking here
- You can also access printed copies of the Palliative Care Week leaflet, Poster of Pat & Angela, Poster of Paul & Margaret and Social Media frame. Contact Bernadette at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate what materials you require and the postal address where they should be sent to.
The team will be using social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin to engage with the campaign’s target audiences. The hashtag will be #pallcareweek