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Stephen Donnelly announces online survey at Wicklow Hospice


Minister For Health Stephen Donnelly

Minister For Health Stephen Donnelly

Minister For Health Stephen Donnelly


Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced public consultation on the National Adult Palliative Care Policy.

He made the announcement while visiting Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Wicklow Hospice to mark National Palliative Care Week.

In his statement, Minister Donnelly revealed the consultation will come in the form of an online survey to garner the views of the public on how to best care for people with serious and progressive illnesses.

Minister Donnelly has strongly encouraged everybody to take part in the survey.

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“The survey will provide valuable information about the views of the nation on how care for people with a serious and progressive illness is delivered in Ireland and help to shape the development of the update to the Palliative Care Policy for adults. I would urge everybody to take part in the survey. Getting the views of both those who work in the field of palliative care, interested organisations and members of the public is vital to the development of this policy.” He said.

The survey which has been launched to coincide with National Palliative Care Week 2021 is now available to complete online will be open to the public until 25 October this year. The public consultation will aid the Government in updating the existing Palliative Care Policy for Adults that was originally published in 2001.

As part of National Palliative Care Week, several events are being facilitated by the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in an attempt to raise public awareness of palliative care. The week runs from 12 September to 18 September.