Palliative Care Queensland

National Palliative Care Week 2023

National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by palliative care state and territory peak bodies. This  years’ event will be held from 21st-27th May 2023.

More details coming soon.

National Palliative Care Week Goals

Help us raise awareness

  • We aim to reach and engage with more people than we have previously in National Palliative Care Week

Help us raise much-needed funds

  • We aim to raise funds to support our charity Palliative Care Queensland, to help us support all Queenslanders to live, die and grieve well

Help us educate

We aim to provide direct education about palliative care for people during National Palliative Care Week

Palliative Care Queensland week’s events calendar will be confirmed soon:

  • Sunday 21 May 2023 I
  • Monday 22 May 2023 I
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023 I
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023 I
  • Thursday 25 May 2023 I
  • Friday 26 May 2023 I
  • Saturday 27 May 2023 I

Palliative care is…

  • Palliative care is person-centred, holistic care for the physical, spiritual, emotional and social aspects that make us uniquely human.
  • Palliative care is evidence-based care available from diagnosis to death, including bereavement support for loved ones – not just final days of life – that is proven to prevent and alleviate suffering.
  • Palliative care is available for all, caring for unborn babies to centenarians, from all walks of life and for every terminal condition.
  • Palliative care is for the dying person AND holistic care for their carers loved ones and support network.
  • Available when and where the dying person needs it, whether in hospital, aged care, hospice or home. The ultimate goal of Palliative Care Queensland is to ensure that all Queenslanders are able to have a dignified death, regardless of their illness, age, culture or location
  • Palliative care does not hasten or postpone death, but it compliments treatment, helping the person to live fully every day and be in control of their circumstances until the end.
  • Palliative care is different for each person based on their individual needs with tailored care and support at its heart.
  • Palliative care is everyone business. Specialists, generalists, primary health care, allied health professionals, pastoral carers and community all have vital roles to play.
  • Palliative care involves activating networks of support and service (including respite) to enable carers to care for dying, while balancing their needs.
  • Palliative care is a recognised human right, which provides a holistic approach to improving the quality of life for terminally-ill people at all stages of life – from in utero to geriatric – that should be available from the day of diagnosis until death and beyond to bereavement support for loved ones.


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