World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

We believe that everyone deserves to receive kind and compassionate palliative care as they approach the end of life, no matter where they live, how old they are, where they come from or who they love.

In honour of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – celebrated every year to support hospice and palliative care around the world – we want to share information about palliative care in Chadwell Heath, Romford and how important it is to those approaching the end of life and their loved ones. 

Understanding palliative care 

Palliative care is specialised care given to people with a life-limiting illness or serious condition to improve their quality of life and give peace of mind to their family. 

By taking a holistic approach to care, palliative care looks after a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing. It also provides psychological and spiritual support to all involved. The goal of palliative care is to help a person feel as comfortable and cared for as possible in their final days, weeks, months or years of life. It can be provided at any stage of a person’s illness.

What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?

This year, World Hospice and Palliative Care Day will be observed on 8th October 2022. This annual event aims to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. By bringing the world together, the hope is to recognise the importance of palliative care and how essential it is that everyone around the globe has access to it, regardless of their background. 

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day gives a voice to people living with palliative care needs, as well as those who provide care for them. By sharing stories that make us laugh, cry or think, the event hopes to remind people that they are not alone. Together, we can heal hearts and communities. 

How to get involved

To get involved and help us raise awareness for the importance of palliative care, there are several things you can do.

  1. Subscribe to the WHPCA’s newsletter to receive campaign updates and new campaign materials.
  2. Follow @whpca on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook looking out for these hashtags #HealingHeartsandCommunities #GoodGrief & #WHPCDay22.
  3. Get in touch to volunteer to translate materials into your local language by emailing:

Our palliative care services 

We’ve been providing palliative care and end-of-life care for over 40 years. Our specialist team coordinates with a wider team of healthcare professionals to create a bespoke plan to ensure your loved one’s needs and desires are met. 

Led by our registered managers who are trained in ‘death, dying and bereavement’, our carers can help manage physical symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, pain and shortness of breath. They can also provide emotional, spiritual and psychological support to you and your loved one. 

In the hands of our qualified carers, visits with your loved one can now be spent enjoying each other’s company instead of worrying about their needs. The way it should be. 

Get in touch 
If you or your loved one could benefit from our palliative care services, we are here for you during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or contact us on 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175. Our compassionate team is here to provide more information on how we can help or answer any of your questions.