Palliative care Week event

Come and join us on Friday 15 September 1 – 5pm in the Benjamin Gooch, East Atrium, Level 1 at NNUH to celebrate ‘Palliative Care Week’. Our aim is to focus on “Living well”. Often Palliative care is only associated with end of life. We hope to raise awareness that Palliative care can be accessed at any stage, right from diagnosis through to end of life/bereavement. It is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-limiting illness. Palliative care aims to prevent and relieve suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.

We will have bit-size talks on “Living well”,  our first speaker will be Suzie. Suzie was diagnosed with cancer just over 12 months ago but is now living well despite her diagnosis. Come along and hear her story and chat to her.

We will have informational stands which will focus on support that is available in Norfolk such as Marie Curie, Age UK, Big C, NCC Help and Prevention, Living Well team Norwich and Broadland and many more. Throughout the afternoon, while we are celebrating with tea and cake, there will talks on many aspects of Palliative care focusing on “Living Well”.