Dying to Know Day 2024

Dying To Know Day 2024

Hosted by The New Maitland Hosptial, Thursday, 8 August

We are pleased to announce that Volunteers for Palliative Care will be present at the upcoming Dying to Know Day held in the main foyer of The New Maitland Hospital on Thursday 8 August. Please come along between 10am – 2pm, and say hi to our team, grab some resources and be prepared to engage in the “difficult” and “uncomfortable” conversations about your end-of-life wishes.

What’s It All About?
Dying to Know Day is a public health campaign that runs throughout the year, with an annual day of recognition on August 8. There are many campaign activities and events that support the day, usually around May and continue to build through to August. The theme changes each year, and for 2024 the focus is about personalising final arrangements and building community awareness.

Dying to Know Day aims to help all Australians to feel supported and inspired by their own wishes for their final arrangements and help to dismantle the misconception that end-of-life planning must be a solitary endeavour. Together, we can break down the stigma and sense of awkwardness associated with conversations about death, dying and grief.

For more information about Dying to Know Day and the impact it has around the Nation, click here

National Palliative Care Week