Palliative Care Week 8-14 September 2019

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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.

Promotional materials

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

Social media

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



Project overview

You are invited to contribute to the success of the campaign by taking part in whatever way you can including holding an involvement event. If your organisation is planning an ‘event’ such as an information stand, report launch, workshop, conference etc, please use the contact details below to notify the team and allow them to publicise the wide range of activities taking place within the week.

Commitment required

Attend event e.g. interview, information event, focus group


To find out more about Palliative Care Week, visit:



Register your interest

For further information, please contact: Bernadette at Please indicate if you would like any promotional materials forwarded to you. Alternatively, you can call on 00353 1 4912948.