Downloadable Flyer: Palliative Care WA Annual Commemoration 2016
Palliative Care staff and volunteers who have cared for people who died also find the Annual Commemoration relevant and meaningful for themselves.
The event is family friendly and inclusive of children who have experienced the death of a close family member or friend.
This event is provided free of charge by Palliative Care WA as a service to the community.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or leave a message on our voicemail 1300 551 704
Who can I talk to if I am feeling distressed ?
- 24/7 telephone counselling from Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au (13 11 14)
- GriefLink website: www.grieflink.org.au
- CareSearch website: www.caresearch.com.au
- Kids Helpline: www.kidshelp.com.au (1800 551 800)
- Cancer Council WA helpline: www.cancerwa.asn.au (13 11 20)
- If a palliative care service provided care for your loved one, you can also contact that service.
Background of the Annual Commemoration
Palliative Care WA helped organise the annual St Luke’s Day Service in Perth for several years prior to 2010, for the family members and friends of people who had died in palliative care during the previous year. The service was held on the Thursday evening closest to St Luke’s Day, on 18 October ever year.From 2010 to 2014, Palliative Care WA held the Annual Commemoration Service on a Thursday in October close to both St Luke’s Day and World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, the second Saturday in October every year .In 2016, the Annual Commemoration continues to support bereaved Western Australians and build capacity for the community to address death and dying, grief and loss.