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Palliative Care Week 12-18 September 2021

Palliative Care Week will take place from Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 September 2021.

Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to people with life-limiting conditions, carers and families throughout the island of Ireland. Working with partners and colleagues across the palliative care sector and with other organisations and individuals interested in health and well being, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) has facilitated an annual Palliative Care Week since 2014.

Why Palliative Care Week ?

  • Misunderstanding about palliative care persists, meaning some people who could benefit are less willing to seek it, potentially missing out on improved quality of life
  • It comes under the broad understanding of public health approaches to palliative care
  • It is in line with key palliative care policies across the island of Ireland

You can read the AIIHPC report on Palliative Care Week 2020 here.

Our theme for 2021

Palliative Care: It’s more than you think, is the theme for Palliative Care Week 12 to 18 September 2021. The theme was decided following feedback from a range of people including Voices4Care members and the Palliative Care Week Reference Group. We want to increase understanding of what palliative care is and raise awareness of its benefits for people with life-limiting conditions.

If you would like to get involved in Palliative Care Week 2021, please contact Yvonne McCahill at AIIHPC on

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