World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
Oct 14, 2023
What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD)?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an annual unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. WHPCD has been marked every year for the last 17 years. Join us on Saturday 14 October to advocate for better hospice and palliative care services around the world.
The WHPCD theme for 2023 is :Compassionate Communities: Together for Palliative Care
Compassionate communities care for people, assist people to live in the place they call home, connect people to services, and raise awareness about end-of-life issues. We will engage governments and key stakeholders in a health promotion approach to palliative care, aiming to support solidarity among community members throughout their life course up to and at the end of life. In recent years, hundreds of compassionate communities have been developed all around the world. We believe that palliative care working alongside compassionate communities multiplies the ability to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.