What is Hospice Care Week?


Hospice Care Week is a chance to celebrate hospice care nationwide, and the incredible work that is being done to make sure everyone can benefit from the very best end of life care.

This year, Hospice Care Week will run from 9 - 15 October 2023. 

What is the theme for Hospice Care Week?

Hospice Care Week 2023 will focus on workforce, under the theme: ‘We are hospice care’.  

Hospices support more than 300,000 people every year. But the need for hospice care is growing. There aren’t enough people to fill the roles we need to look after dying patients and their families. Without people to fill these empty roles, hospices will struggle to keep providing the gold-standard end-of-life care everyone deserves.

We know that hospice staff find it to be the most rewarding and satisfying job of their career. 

That’s why, this Hospice Care Week, we’ll be supporting you to celebrate everyone that makes hospice care what it is. 

Check out our resources for Hospice Care Week 2023

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Hospice Care Week is a chance to celebrate hospice care and hospice staff across the UK

We are hospice care.

We are nurses, doctors, social workers. We are volunteers, cleaners, therapists.  

We provide compassionate care for people at the end of their life, and support for those who are left behind.  

We are there when you need it most. 

Can I take part in Hospice Care Week?


Anyone can get involved in Hospice Care Week, whether with your hospice, with your company or simply with friends and family.

We'll be supporting hospices and organisations with their events and fundraising by sharing event materials and social media assets.