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It's time to reduce the taboo around Palliative Care, and highlight the important role it plays in the health and lives of patients and their families.

That's the aim of Albury Wodonga Health which is hosting a number of information sessions around the border in support of National Palliative Care Week (22 - 28 May). It's hoped the sessions will encourage people to have conversations about Palliative Care and understand the full range of medical, emotional, physical and spiritual support it can provide.

The theme of this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘Palliative Care It’s your right’, and it aims to raise awareness about the rights of all Australians to access high-quality palliative care when and where they need it. 

Acknowledging that palliative care is a universal human right, this year’s 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.

AWH is proudly supporting Australia's largest annual awareness-raising initiative to increase understanding of the many benefits of palliative care; that with adequate access to timely palliative care, people with a life-limiting illness are able to keep doing what they love with friends and family.

Visit a Palliative Care information stall around Albury and Wodonga
  Monday 23 May Tuesday 24 May Wednesday 25 May Thursday 26 May Friday 27 May
Albury Hospital Reception 9am – 10:30am 3pm – 4:30pm 11:30am – 1pm 9am – 10:30am 3pm – 4:30pm
Wodonga Hospital  Reception 11:30am – 1pm 9am – 10:30am 3pm – 4:30pm 11:30am – 1pm 9am – 10:30am
Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Reception 3pm – 4:30pm 11:30am – 1pm 9am – 10:30am 3pm – 4:30pm 11:30am – 1pm

 

Related: Find out more about Albury Wodonga Health's Palliative Care Service

Each year National Palliative Care Week is also an opportunity to highlight and celebrate 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 sector.

Understanding Palliative Care

Watch AWH Palliative Care Nurse Steve Pitman talk about the service and how Palliative Care can support patients - not just with their medical needs, but also their emotional, physical and spiritual needs too.

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