Mayor Bill Given proclaimed National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2019
The Proclamation read as follows:
89% of people with life-limiting illness, such as a progressive neurological illness, organ failure, or frailty could benefit from palliative care.
Hospice palliative care is provided to people of all ages from infancy to adulthood, for any one at any stage of their illness and aims to improve quality of life for patients and their families.
National Hospice Palliative Care Week aims to strengthen support networks – health care teams, caregivers, family, friends, neighbors – with the aim of improving end-of-life care.
A cultural shift in how we talk about death and dying is required to facilitate acceptance and understanding of what palliative care is and how it can positively impact people’s lives.
In the proclamation, Mayor Bill Given encouraged all citizens to participate by learning more about palliative care and support in our community.