Palliative Care NSW has partnered with a number of stakeholders to continue our valuable work in facilitating networks and providing resources in support of delivery of quality palliative care services.

Capacity Health End of Life (HELP) – Community Conversations
with PCNSW, La Trobe University, HammondCare and Coordinaire

These education sessions are for members of the community, and community groups, who have a passion for supporting people at end of life.  Topics to be covered include:

  • navigating end of life matters
  • dying as being a normal part of life
  • advance care planning

There will also be time for participant discussion and sharing of knowledge and experiences.

These three hour sessions will be face-to-face in an informal meeting arrangement.  We are rolling them out in SE NSW during July – Sept 2021.

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest if you would like to host or participate in these community education sessions.

For more information , please contact CEO Linda Hansen on 8076 5601.


Public Health Palliative Care (PHPC) Leaders Network
with PCNSW,  La Trobe University and Coordinaire

The mission of PHPC Leaders Network (the Network) is to link existing place-based networks in the region, for a more collaborative and sustainable approach to future PHPC activities.  It is envisaged that PCNSW will facilitate the Network in its formation and initial stages, encouraging the Network to grow of its own accord from the core champion group.  The group will be invited to identify other leaders from their own networks, inviting them to join, thereby organically growing through cross-sector collaboration.

We are inviting professionals and community groups from all sectors to be involved.  If you have an interest in palliative care and are passionate about breaking down the barriers and leading discussion about dying, death and bereavement, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us to know more.  Email CEO Linda Hansen or call 02) 8076 5600

 

Healthy End of Life (HELP) Councils Pilot Program
with PCNSW,  La Trobe University and Coordinaire

The local councils initiative has been developed to help ascertain evidence of barriers related to community participation in matters around dying, death and bereavement.  A pilot program involving two councils in SE NSW (target area) has been developed – Bega and Kiama councils.

The objective is to support councils to facilitate linkage of stakeholders across sectors (health, local government & community) and build organisational capacity in local councils to support their communities around End of Life matters. The councils will be supported by PCNSW and encouraged to share findings from demonstration projects with other councils in the region.

Palliative Care is care and support provided to people who have a progressive, life limiting illness. This means an illness that is going to get worse, and which will eventually shorten the person’s life.  Palliative Care recognises the unique needs of a person who is approaching and reaching the end of their life, as well as the needs of their family and carers.

Palliative Care aims to improve the quality of life for patients, their families and carers by addressing their many needs; physical (including treatment of pain and other symptoms), emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs. It helps the person live as well and as comfortably as possible, and supports them through the deteriorating phase of their illness through to their death. Support is also offered to help family and carers.

Councils within the initial target are of SE NSW are invited to participate. If you are passionate about supporting your communities through the delivery of quality palliative care holistically,  please contact us. Email CEO Linda Hansen or call 02) 8076 5600