Webinar on coronavirus and people with serious conditions and underlying health issues

Monday, 16 March 2020 Print

The webinar will be held at 2pm UK time on Friday 20 March.

To join the webinar, please follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/194141788

This webinar has been initiated by people with, or affected by, serious conditions, and is aimed at people living with serious illness and their families, as well as healthcare workers worldwide. The purpose is to provide the latest information on, and experiences relating to coronavirus as it affects people with serious conditions and underlying health issues, with a focus on people with palliative care needs.


  • Marie-Charlotte Bousseau, World Health Organization: The WHO Covid-19 response
  • Lucy Watts MBE, Founder of Palliative Care Voices and person with palliative care needs in the UK: A personal perspective on the experience of people living with serious illness and their families during the coronavirus pandemic 
  • Liz Grant: Experience of living with Covid-19 in the household
  • Joan Marston, PALCHASE: Planning for Covid-19 in South Africa and what we know from palliative care and other health emergency responses
  • Lyn Gould, Butterfly Children’s Hospices: The experience at Butterfly Home and learning from China 
  • What national organisations and local hospice and palliative care orgs are doing in the UK? What have they learned which may be useful for others?
  • Together for Short Lives, UK - Lizzie Chambers and Hospice UK - Max Watson

The number of people who can access the webinar will be 500. If you are unable to access the webinar, please be assured it will be recorded and will be available to view on the WHPCA and other partner websites.

You can submit questions during the webinar, and also ahead of time, in this open-access Google document. If the questions are not addressed during the webinar, we will seek to ensure answers are added to the document as they become available.

Phone-in options to join the webinar

Webinar ID: 194 141 788

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ade0Fnc15k


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