The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Review 2022 has been published.
The report shines a spotlight on our work across Research, Education and Practice, Policy and Engagement, including Public Awareness of Palliative Care.
Some of the highlights of 2022 include a successful recruitment campaign for new members of Voices4Care, the launching of the Palliative Care Research Network Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027 at the 11th PCRN Symposium, commencement of Caru – a continuous learning programme, in partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE, and the continued support for the Palliative Care Research Network and Early Career Researcher Forum.
The report also gives an overview of the annual Palliative Care Week campaign, a focal point for the Institute each year, allowing us to work together with member organisations and so many others in the palliative care sector to increase understanding and to share the benefits of palliative care with as many people as possible.
I would like to thank the AIIHPC team for their commitment to delivering on our work objectives each year and to all those who we collaborate with- AIIHPC’s work is only possible because of the support we receive. We are particularly grateful to AIIHPC’s funders, who include our 26 members organisations, the HSE, the Public Health Agency, the Health Research Board and the Health and Social Care R&D Division, who are integral to the ongoing operation of the Institute.
2022 At a Glance
- Produced seven videos of personal experiences of palliative care
- Supported successful recruitment campaign of Voices4Care with 54 members and 67 opportunities for engagement circulated to members
- Coordinated nineth annual Palliative Care Week, with the theme of ‘Living as Well as Possible.’
- Hosted 11th Annual Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Symposium on ‘Building collaboration in clinical and academic settings.’ – 55 attended
- A meeting with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin to launch Palliative Care Week
- AIIHPC representation on the Department of Health Steering Group for the Palliative Care Policy for Adults (ROI) and remained a member of Palliative Care in Partnership Board (NI)
- AIIHPC established two Communities of Practice for Specialist Palliative Care; one for physiotherapists and one for pastoral care and chaplaincy
I hope you will find our Annual Review of interest and we thank you for your support and very important contribution so many of you make to our work each year.