World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014.

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Saturday 11 October 2014 is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.

This year’s theme is: Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: Who Cares? We do!

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day aims to:

  • share the vision to increase 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, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families
  • raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is organised by a committee of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organisations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide: http://www.worldday.org/.