On 13 October each year, people around the world celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
World Hospice & Palliative Care day aims to:
- share our collective vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about these issues
- raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families
- raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.
- A key action for this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day campaign will be to call on governments to listen to people who need or access palliative care and support the inclusion of the essential package of palliative care in all national UHC schemes.
HPCA and our member hospices:
As the national charity for hospice care, HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa) champion and support the work of more than 108-member organisations, which provide hospice care to around 120 000 people across South Africa each year. Your support helps HPCA to ensure they deliver the highest quality of care, and any donation towards HPCA and its initiatives will make sure that their vital services in future is sustained.