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National Palliative Care Week 2022

22 May, 2022 - 28 May, 2022

Fees may apply

National Palliative Care Week  (NPCW), held from 22 – 28 May 2022, is Australia’s largest annual awareness-raising initiative held to increase understanding of the many benefits of palliative care. 

We are pleased to announce the theme for National Palliative Care Week 2022 is It’s your right. The theme seeks to raise awareness about the rights of all Australians to access high-quality palliative care when and where they need it. One of the great myths about palliative care is that it is only a synonym for end-of-life care. It is so much more than that.  Anyone with a life-limiting illness has the right to live as well as possible, for as long as possible.  

From Sunday 22 – Saturday 28 May 2022, virtual and face-to-face events will be held across the country to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and dedication of all those working and volunteering in the palliative care sector across Australia.  

Now in its 27th year, and traditionally held in the last full week of May, NPCW is organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.  

We look forward to having more conversations in the community during NPCW about the benefits of quality palliative care.

During NPCW we hope to spark important conversations in the community about the benefits of quality palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia.

Help PCA raise awareness via social media using the campaign resources and events form. Join the NPCW conversation using the hashtags #NPCW2022 and #palliativecare.


22 May, 2022
28 May, 2022
Fees may apply
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Palliative Care Australia
(02) 6232 0700
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