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Taking care of those who need it most

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 4:40pm

Communties on Leesideand beyond are being called on to get involved in the upcoming Palliative Care Week.

Taking place from 8-14 September, the sixth annual care week is aiming to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to people with a life-limiting illness or condition, to carers and to families throughout Ireland.

Palliative Care Week is coordinated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC). This year’s theme is ‘Palliative Care: Surrounding You With Support’, focusing on how people with palliative care needs are being supported in the community.

This can involve support from primary care (such as GPs, public health nurses, district nurses), from hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, and wider community supports beyond formal health and social care services.

“Palliative care ensures that a person with a serious and progressive illness, regardless of age or condition, can have the best possible quality of life,” said Karen Charnley, AIIHPC Director.

“Palliative care puts the person at the centre of care with a range of supports around them, whether that is their family or friends, including carers, or health professionals such as GPs, nurses or wider community supports.

“This year, we’re calling on the people of Cork to help us to raise awareness of the importance of palliative care.

“If you are interested in learning more about palliative care and the campaign, or are involved in a community organisation interested in health and well-being, we would love to hear from you,” she added.

Ms Charnley said individuals and groups can get involved through holding a small event, or by distributing promotional leaflets which AIIHPC would supply, or by posting their own palliative care experience story on social media during Palliative Care Week using the #pallcareweek hashtag.

She continued: “AIIHPC works with our partners in hospices, other health care organisations, universities and charities, along with voluntary and community organisations to promote Palliative Care Week.

“We want as many people as possible to have a greater understanding of palliative care and we would love to have more groups and individuals from Cork getting involved in supporting this year’s campaign.”

For more information on Palliative Care Week visit aiihpc.org.

Any groups or individuals wishing to get involved e.g. by planning an event, and to obtain leaflets and/or posters can contact AIIHPC by calling them on 01-4912948 or by emailing Bernadette at bpirihi@aiihpc.org.

Remember, it’s all for a very worthy cause, so don’t be afraid to get involved!

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