World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
Every year, on the second saturday of October, events and activities take place in approximately 70 countries, bringing together patients, families, health professionals, policy makers and funders to support hospice and palliative care.
The aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day are to:
share our vision of increasing the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues
raise awareness and understanding of the needs - medical, social, practical and spiritual - of people living with a life-limiting illness and of their families
raise funds to support the development of services around the world.
Find out more
To find out more, complete the evaluation and to see what happened around the world, go to the website www.worldday.org