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Palliative Care Week 2024

National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) 2024, held from Sunday 19 May to Saturday 25 May 2024, is Australia’s largest annual initiative to raise awareness about palliative care, increase understanding of its services, and recognise the skill, dedication and ‘heart’ of the palliative care workforce and volunteers. Our goal is to address the growing needs of the future so that all Australians who need it have access to palliative care.

Death and dying remains a difficult subject for people to talk about and engage with and is often considered a taboo. This lack of engagement and awareness contributes to a widespread misunderstanding of what palliative care does and what it’s all about.

During NPCW, our ‘people at the heart of quality palliative care’ will share what they know, address the most important questions about life and death and, in doing so, build a deeper understanding of palliative care, and encourage the community to take action.

Palliative care is person and family-centred care provided to people of all ages with life-limiting illness, aimed at helping people live as well as possible, for as long as possible.

In the past there have been a range of events held in both the Top End and Central Australia for palliative Care Week. If you'd like to find out more about what's happening locally you can contact us for more details. For more information about National Palliative Care week visit the dedicated page on the Palliative Care Australia website.

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