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Palliative care as ‘giving-up’? Towards healthier men on International Men’s Day 2018

On International Men’s Day we acknowledge the work done to improve men’s health in 2018. The NSW Men’s Health Framework was released by the NSW Health in June 2018 and sets out priorities areas for men’s health and guiding principles to highlight “that biology is only one determinant of men’s overall health and wellbeing. In [...]

By |2018-11-19T10:55:31+10:00November 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Register now for Calvary Research Day 26th November

A Research Day is being held by the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute on the 26th of November at Calvary Kogarah. Click here for more information and to register. Professor Liz Lobb, Professor of Palliative Care at Calvary Health Care Kogarah and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame in [...]

By |2018-11-15T16:51:35+10:00November 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

One more sleep! Conference to kick-off with Workshops, Tour and ACI Welcome Reception

8th November. Our pre-conference Workshops start in the morning at 08.30am with speakers from across palliative care. A big thanks to all our Presenters! There is also a Guided Tour on the programme. Later in the day are the Palliative Care NSW Annual General Meeting and then the ACI Welcome Reception. Click here for more [...]

By |2018-11-07T09:09:18+10:00November 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Staff member of the Year Award recognises impressive contribution to palliative care

Congratulations to Jenny McKenzie, Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care from Murrumbidgee Local Health District, who won the Staff Member of the Year Award at this year’s NSW Health Awards! “One of NSW’s first palliative care nurse practitioners, Jenny McKenzie has led and championed palliative care in the district for over 20 years. Jenny has been the [...]

By |2018-11-06T14:16:22+10:00November 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Prizes announced for best dinner outfit at the 2018 Palliative Care NSW Conference Kiama

Our dinner sponsor for the 2018 Biennial Palliative Care NSW Conference 'Riding the Waves of Change' is HammondCare. To celebrate their new logo they are offering best dressed prizes in one or both of their theme colours purple and orange: Best dressed prize: Dementia Centre Education Package - Attendance at a 1 day Dementia Centre [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:53:09+10:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mobilise your big idea: 2018 ACI Research Grants Scheme now open!

Closing COB 23 November 2018 The ACI have research funds up for grabs. Eight small grants will be awarded to successful applicants for projects of a maximum two year period.  Total amount of funding for each project is a maximum of $30,000. Translating research into practice and policy is a high priority for the ACI. [...]

By |2018-11-02T08:21:12+10:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Conference dinner beckons: Will you be orange or purple?

The Biennial Palliative Care NSW Conference 8-10 November 2018 Coming to the conference dinner? This year it's a cocktails and tapas themed event. Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the balcony or catch up with friends at the bar. Think scattered tables and views from the balcony. Wander around the Pavilion and enjoy panoramic [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:58:17+10:00October 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Building capacity in RACF staff key to more confident end of life care in Northern Sydney

When Sydney North Primary Health Network (PHN) looked at supportive and palliative care gaps in end of life care one of the areas that they identified for more support and development was the delivery of end of life care in residential aged care settings. As Care Coordination Commissioning Manager with Sydney North PHN, Debra Clark [...]

By |2018-10-29T11:05:56+10:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Needs Round model triggers better palliative & residential aged care in Kogarah

Nurse Practitioners Josh Cohen and Carmen Sanchez offer support to residential aged care facilities, collectively representing some 4,000 aged care beds in their area. Based at Calvary Kogarah in South Eastern Sydney LHD, Josh explained that at commencement in 2017 the service inherited an under-resourced but much demanded liaison role into residential aged care. “Prior [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:49:28+10:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Masterclass helps IMPACCT palliative care capacity in Southern NSW

During the week the IMPACCT (Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation) program delivered another Masterclass in Palliative Care, this time in Queanbeyan (Southern NSW Local Health District). The Masterclasses are designed to build palliative care workforce capacity in regional areas. Local CNC Jacky Clancy said that SNSWLHD provided 30 places [...]

By |2018-10-25T18:54:41+10:00October 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments