Bucket list items shared to mark Palliative Care Week 2017

Blacktown Hospital palliative care clinician Dr Elspeth Correy

To coincide with Palliative Care Week 2017, Blacktown Hospital has installed a unique art installation encouraging people to think about their bucket list wishes.

The installation, known as ‘Before I Die’, allows visitors, patients, carers, volunteers and staff to share their messages of what they would like to achieve before they pass away.

The global concept allows participants to share a message with their thoughts and ideas with each other and create a tribute to living an examined life. It was created by Candy Chang, who started the movement in New Orleans during a period of grief following the death of a loved.

There are now over 2000 walls in 76 countries and 38 languages.

The installation will be at Blacktown Hospital until the end of the week. Resources for end of life planning are also available.

This year’s theme for Palliative Care Week is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference.

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