Palliative Care Week 2017 – opportunity to get involved

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Palliative Care Week 2017 is taking place from 3 to 9 September – just more than four weeks to go!


Palliative care focuses on helping people of all ages to live well with an illness that’s life-limiting and achieve the best quality of life as their illness progresses. It is provided by a range of professionals supporting the person, whether they are at home, in a nursing home, hospital or hospice.


Palliative Care Week is facilitated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC). The theme for this year’s campaign leads with the question ‘Palliative Care – What have you heard?’ AIIHPC wants people to think about their understanding of palliative care and to encourage them to find out more. This year’s campaign includes real-life stories of individuals who have experienced palliative care.


You are invited to contribute to the success of this campaign by taking part in whatever way you can. Whether an individual or working in a large organisation, we all can help to raise awareness and contribute to wider understanding of palliative care. This could be through having a conversation with our colleagues, our family and friends, or holding an event.

  • Last year’s Palliative Care Week thunderclap was a great success and enabled to us reach tens of thousands of people in a single message, helping to get the week off to a great start. Thunderclap is a tool that allows a single message to be sent by multiple social accounts at the same time. It allows people and organisations to connect their accounts for one time only so that the social media reach of those involved can be combined to empower a single message to go further.




Karen Charnley | Head of Institute

E: | T: +353 (0)1 491 2948 | M: +353 (0)87 1961426 |

Address: AIIHPC, Second Floor, Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W |