Palliative Care Week 2019

AIIHPC and our partners are now planning for Palliative Care Week 2019, Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 September 2019. The theme for this year is Palliative Care: Surrounding You With Support.

Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to patients, carers and families throughout the island of Ireland. Working with partners and colleagues across the palliative care sector and with other organisations and individuals interested in health and wellbeing, AIIHPC has facilitated an annual Palliative Care Week since 2014.

In 2019 Palliative Care Week will focus on how people with palliative care needs are being supported in the community. This could involve support from primary care (such as GPs, Public Health Nurses, District Nurses), from hospice, hospital, nursing home, and wider community support beyond formal health and social care services. 

Please contact us if you want to get involved in Palliative Care Week including, for example, by planning an event.

Call us on 353 1 4912948 or email:

You can register to obtain printed leaflets and / or posters to publicise Palliative Care Week by emailing:

Looking for Inspiration? You’ll find some ideas by clicking the buttons to the left of this screen. Remember:

  • All the videos of patient stories from 2018 can be viewed here. You can view videos from Palliative Care Weeks 2017 and 2018 in which people told personal stories about their experience of palliative care at these links adult and children and young people  
  • If you want to understand more about palliative care, click here where you will find a short video that may be helpful to introduce palliative care
  • Keep in touch by following us on twitter @aiihpc #pallcareweek
  • You can read the AIIHPC report on Palliative Care Week 2018 here.