About The Symbol


At its centre, two hearts joined together to signify the connection between patient and family, the actual focus of medicine. The hearts also resemble the infinity symbol in the same way that though people pass on, relationships exists in perpetuity.

A circle completes the symbol in the way that palliative care derives its origin from the Latin ‘pallium’ meaning to cloak or shield.

Its simplicity and boldness makes it an easily recognisable icon, and our hope for it is that it will be a globally known symbol of support for palliative care.

Find out how you can adopt the symbol here