Palliative Care Week 2023

Palliative Care Week 2023

an image of one of the Caru Groups taking part in Palliative Care week 2023

Another incredible Palliative Care Week has been and gone, and we were proud to see so many Caru Groups take part. 

The theme for 2023 was Palliative Care: Living for Today, Planning for Tomorrow.

Palliative Care Week 2023, which is hosted by the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), aims to raise awareness about what palliative care is and how it can be used to plan future care needs while also supporting people with life limiting illness and those close with them to live as well as possible.

Palliative Care Week 2023
Palliative Care Week organised by the Caru participants in Baltinglass Hospital
Palliative Care Week 2023
Nollaig McGrath, Natalie Jackman, Susan Hickey & Jackie Fortune from St. Johns Hospital, Enniscorthy, in CHO 5

Our fantastic Caru groups were busy promoting the importance of palliative and end-of-life care, and demonstrating the resources available to both the public and staff. 

Caru Groups from Baltinglass Hospital distributed Caru information leaflets to staff, residents and family members. St. Johns Hospital in Enniscorthy held a Palliative Care Stand and received a fantastic response from both staff and public. 

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Staff from St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy (left) and Leopardstown Park Hospital (right), promoting Palliative Care Week

Palliative care is holistic care that focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms when you have a serious illness, regardless of age, diagnosis, or stage of illness. This type of care aims to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. 

For resources on palliative care:

Read more about palliative care on the Irish Hospice Foundation website, and their End of Life Hub.

For more information on Palliative Care Week 2023, visit The Palliative Hub web site.

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