World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

#BecauseIMatter – 13 October 2018

Today is for action, towards Palliative Care for all. Only 10% of people globally who need it, actually receive it. Yes, including in developed countries.

What are the aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?

  • To share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues
  • To raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families
  • To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.

Read the letters written by six women from around the world, including our Chair, Kate Swaffer on why Palliative Care is so important.