National Palliative Care Week

Join us from 19-25th May 2024 to celebrate people at the heart of palliative care.

Australians have a great attitude to life; we want to bring that same openness and curiosity to how we approach end of life and National Palliative Care Week gives us a chance to explore the thinking and conversations that go with it.

Last year our National Palliative Care Week campaign reached over 2.13 million Australians. This year, Palliative Care Australia and our members around the country will take that up a notch, highlighting the real and growing need to educate and empower Australians about quality of life towards the end of life.

In 2024, National Palliative Care Week runs Sunday, 19 May to Saturday, 25 May with a host of local events supported by a vibrant social media campaign – allowing Australians to connect with the ‘people at the heart of quality palliative care’ – the doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers, and many others.

The week coincides with significant and ongoing reforms across the health, aged care, and disability sectors and is a great opportunity for us to highlight the contribution palliative care is making and what more needs to be done.

Below you will find a host of information to support your own understanding of palliative care and a range or ideas and recourses that will enable you to get involved in National Palliative Care Week 2024.

 National Palliative Care Week SA | What’s On?

Help us raise awareness during National Palliative Care Week

Light Up SA in orange

Buy and Wear an Orange Heart Pin

Tell us what you are doing for National Palliative Care Week

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