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Palliative Care NSW 2019 Election Platform
When we talk about ‘What Matters Most’ in Palliative Care, we are talking about one of the most important times in a person’s life. What Matters Most to a person as they approach and reach the end of their life? What Matters Most to the family and friends of that person? What Matter Most to the people providing care to that person and their family?
What Matters Most is the knowledge that their needs and concerns will be addressed by a system built to support them. How do we make sure that everyone involved in a dying person’s life is an active participant in that supportive system?
We need to build a Palliative Care ‘Culture’ in New South Wales.
The current NSW Government has taken very welcome steps to ensuring that the people of NSW have access to quality care as they approach and reach the end of their lives. We welcome the injection of funds and the focus of NSW Health on palliative care in this state.
There’s more to do. Palliative Care New South Wales is writing to all candidates and Members of Parliament to ask you to look after your community when it comes to end of life care.
You can download our 2019 Election Platform. Palliative Care NSW is calling on the next NSW Government to address the recommendations to ensure that the people of NSW are able to access quality palliative and end of life care and support: the right care at the right time in the right place.
2015 NSW State Election Call to Action
Every resident of NSW who is living with a life-limiting illness should be supported in choosing where they die. It could be in their own home. It could be in their Residential Aged Care Facility. In a long-term in-patient Palliative Care facility. In a hospital. Under a tree. But too few people have that choice. The NSW government has taken very welcome first steps to ensuring that you have the choice to die at home, if that is what you and your family want. There is more to do however to make genuine choice a reality for all and ensure a safe and dignified death for everyone.
PCNSW Submission to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (2017) NSW
The NSW parliament currently has a drafting committee working on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (2017).
In May 2017, this committee released a discussion paper relating to the bill. In response, Palliative Care NSW made a formal submission to the drafting committee with comments and recommendations.
Our submission is available for download below, along with the initial and subsequent versions of the Bill. We welcome any feedback (click on the Feedback tab for more information).
$82.8 million boost for palliative care
We welcome the recent announcement by NSW Health on an $82.8 million dollar budget boost for palliative care (June 2021)
Its rewarding to see the work we do to promote more support for palliative care and the commitment of our members, recognised with such substantial support.
Part of the $82.8 million funding will provide for up to 120 full time equivalent additional staff. PCNSW is ideally placed to support workforce reform through our membership and other networks, as well as providing support and education for ongoing professional development.
Another major funding target is the provision of multidisciplinary care to maintain patient wellbeing and independence at home. Volunteers are highly valued and absolutely necessary in the ongoing delivery of quality palliative care. This funding boost would be a great opportunity to build on the existing palliative care volunteer services and to fully fund a Palliative Care Volunteer Manager in every Local Health District.
Another primary budget allocation is for consumer information and support. It is pleasing to see this area in particular recognised and awarded, as our budget submission to the state government in February 2021 highlighted the need for ongoing information support for patients, families and carers. As the peak body and leading voice for our membership, we look forward to hearing more details soon.