National Palliative Care Week

Date: 11 May 2022

National Palliative Care Week (NPCW), held from 22–28 May 2022, is Australia’s largest annual awareness-raising initiative held to increase understanding of the many benefits of palliative care.

The theme for National Palliative Care Week 2022 is It’s your right.

The theme seeks to raise awareness about the rights of all Australians to access high-quality palliative care when and where they need it.

One of the myths about palliative care is that it is only a synonym for end-of-life care.

It is much more than that.  Anyone with a life-limiting illness has the right to live as well as possible, for as long as possible.

From Sunday 22 – Saturday 28 May 2022, virtual and face-to-face events will be held across the country to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and dedication of all those working and volunteering in the palliative care sector across Australia.

Now in its 27th year, and traditionally held in the last full week of May, NPCW is organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.

During NPCW, organisers hope to spark important conversations in the community about the benefits of quality palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia.

More details are available at the National Palliative Care Week website.

Contact: The Guild
Phone: 13GUILD

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