World Hospice Day


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 Mexican wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which will take place on October 11 is 'Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: Who cares? We do!'  World Hospice and Palliative Care 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 are: 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.   Home Hospice Association has chosen World Hospice Day as its major annual day of celebration to respect the awareness dates of all provinces and all partnering organizations and agencies.

Help Us Celebrate

The Organizing Committee for World Hospice Day is best suited for those who have a creative energy, who are on top of current marketing and social media trends, who are great communicators or who are extremely well organized and project oriented.  If any of these descriptions fit you, consider Beginning Your Journey towards the Celebration of World Hospice Day. 

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