Palliative Care: The Lets Talk About Survey

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care’s “Let’s Talk About” care survey is gathering experiences, good and bad, about palliative care in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Many people with rare diseases live with a serious or progressive medical condition from which they are unlikely to be cured and which may limit or shorten their life.

Taking a palliative care approach helps to give people the best possible quality of life. You can help improve policy and services by sharing your real life experiences in this survey. Palliative care is an essential element in supporting all those living with serious and progressive conditions to live life to the fullest possible extent.
If you have had an experience of palliative care, good or bad, please take the time to complete the AIIHPC’s survey, anonymously, so that your experience can help build better provision for the future. Further information, and the survey, is available on line at http://aiihpc.org; or contact Cathleen Mulholland at cmulholland@aiihpc.org or phone 00 353 (0) 1 491 2948

Palliative and End of Life Care

Date for you Diary
To mark ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’ you are invited to the regional Palliative and End of Life Care ‘Good Practice and Progress’ event. The event will update on key areas of work that have been undertaken within Palliative and End of Life Care in Northern Ireland, showcasing the findings from the ‘Exploring public awareness of palliative care’ research and the success of the ‘Regional Palliative and End of Life Care Learning & Development Programme for Nursing Homes’.

A keynote address will be given by a VIP from the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

The event will take place on 15 May 2013 from 11.30am – 14.00pm at Seagoe Parish Centre, 46 Seagoe Road, Portadown, Craigavon, BT63 5HW

For further information and to register your attendance, please RSVP to or Naomi.davidson@hscni.net or contact 028 90 321313 no later than 12 noon on Friday 26 April.