World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
This Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year and Voices for Hospices takes place on the same date every two years.
The aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: to share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues; to raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families; to 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.
Source: nhpco.org | thewhpca.org
In 2017 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in USA falls on October 14.