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As the leading voice for our membership, we work vigourously to ensure that every person in NSW will have access to quality care that addresses their physical, psychological and spiritual needs as they approach and reach the end of life.

As a health professional, we aim to equip you with evidence-based resources and connect you with networks, to help you better serve the palliative care community.

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A big grin for Tamworth
nioka

A big grin for Tamworth

27 July 21

It was smiles all round for the staff of Happy Smiles Dental Care, raising funds for Nioka Palliative Care in Tamwoth. Each month, the local dental practice will choose a charity to raise money for, in the interest of contributing to the community. This month they nominated Friends of Nioka (FoN) as the recipient, in […]

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Grief and Bereavement Conference
Conference

Grief and Bereavement Conference

23 July 21

As a health professional or volunteer, or in other relevant capacities, you may encounter people who have lost their significant others through death and thus experience the resulting grief. The Grief and Bereavement Conference 2021 (virtual) is all about learning an exploring how bereavement care can be better woven to form a compassionate network to […]

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Cyclists support palliative care
Palliative Care

Cyclists support palliative care

21 July 21

Spinning their wheels for charity, the efforts of almost 200 cyclists will help residents at Armidale Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit breathe a little easier, with the donation of a portable oxygen concentrator. The Armidale School’s outgoing Head of School Alan Jones recently presented the machine to Kim Taylor from the Palliative Unit. It was purchased […]

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A big grin for Tamworth
nioka

A big grin for Tamworth

27 July 21

It was smiles all round for the staff of Happy Smiles Dental Care, raising funds for Nioka Palliative Care in Tamwoth. Each month, the local dental practice will choose a charity to raise money for, in the interest of contributing to the community. This month they nominated Friends of Nioka (FoN) as the recipient, in […]

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Grief and Bereavement Conference
Conference

Grief and Bereavement Conference

23 July 21

As a health professional or volunteer, or in other relevant capacities, you may encounter people who have lost their significant others through death and thus experience the resulting grief. The Grief and Bereavement Conference 2021 (virtual) is all about learning an exploring how bereavement care can be better woven to form a compassionate network to […]

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Cyclists support palliative care
Palliative Care

Cyclists support palliative care

21 July 21

Spinning their wheels for charity, the efforts of almost 200 cyclists will help residents at Armidale Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit breathe a little easier, with the donation of a portable oxygen concentrator. The Armidale School’s outgoing Head of School Alan Jones recently presented the machine to Kim Taylor from the Palliative Unit. It was purchased […]

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Latest Resources for Health Professionals

National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

29 June 21

The Framework builds on the National Framework for Advance Care Directives released in 2011 andreflects the many changes that have taken place in our landscape over the past 10 years. It has beendeveloped through extensive consultation with the Australian, state and territory health departments,health practitioners, universities, peak bodies and community organisations as well as public […]

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The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

25 May 21

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to: highlight Palliative Care NSW’s (PCNSW) concern about the confusion surrounding the legal obligation to report deaths to police where a doctor is not immediately available to certify the death of a palliative care patient dying at home; clarify the reporting obligations of health teams (doctors, nurses and […]

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

29 June 21

The Framework builds on the National Framework for Advance Care Directives released in 2011 andreflects the many changes that have taken place in our landscape over the past 10 years. It has beendeveloped through extensive consultation with the Australian, state and territory health departments,health practitioners, universities, peak bodies and community organisations as well as public […]

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The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

25 May 21

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to: highlight Palliative Care NSW’s (PCNSW) concern about the confusion surrounding the legal obligation to report deaths to police where a doctor is not immediately available to certify the death of a palliative care patient dying at home; clarify the reporting obligations of health teams (doctors, nurses and […]

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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