The theme of this year’s National Palliative Care Week (23 – 29 May); ‘Palliative Care It’s more than you think.’, seeks to raise awareness about the many benefits of quality palliative care. Palliative care is care that helps people (from babies to older adults) live their life as well as possible for as long as possible, when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The theme seeks to broaden the community’s perceptions, understanding and appreciation of palliative care, demonstrating its role in supporting the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of people living with a life-limiting illness, their families and their care team.
During National Palliative Care Week, West Gippsland Libraries will run a series of events to celebrate the tireless efforts of palliative care professionals and volunteers. Join our staff for a relaxed cuppa and a chat to celebrate, acknowledge, and thank everyone involved in palliative care for making a difference in people’s lives.
For catering purposes, please register to attend the free events via the links below:
- Foster Palliative Care Afternoon Tea – Friday 21st May 2.30pm
- Leongatha Palliative Care Morning Tea – Thursday 27th May 11.30am
- Mirboo North Palliative Care Afternoon Tea – Thursday 27th May 2.30pm
National Palliative Care Week also presents an opportunity to highlight the work of not only hundreds of palliative care specialists and palliative care nurses, but also the support provided by general practitioners, volunteers, allied health professionals, community workers and everyone who works within the palliative care sphere.
As Australians continue to face challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, the palliative care workforce continues to deliver outstanding clinical care, support and compassion to patients and their loved ones. For more information about National Palliative Care Week (23 – 29 May 2021) visit: palliativecare.org.au/national-palliative-care-week-2021
For information regarding Palliative Care in the Gippsland region, please visit the Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium