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Mona Vale Hospital palliative care unit opens next week

Northern beaches patients nearing the final stages of life will be supported and cared for closer to home with a new, purpose-built $20m palliative care unit at Mona Vale Hospital. Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Manly James Griffin toured the unit today, which will open next week and [...]

By |2021-02-05T14:52:32+10:00February 5th, 2021|News|1 Comment

The essence of palliative care nursing

Janeane Harlum, District Palliative Care Manager & Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District and President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) has written for the CareSearch Blog: Palliative Perspectives. Rewards of being a palliative care nurse The World Health Organization (WHO) describes nursing as encompassing autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of [...]

By |2021-02-05T14:18:27+10:00February 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Capacity HELP Project underway

Palliative Care NSW would like to welcome our newest team member, Chris James. Chris came on board with Palliative Care NSW in December 2020 to coordinate and deliver the CAPACITY: Healthy End of Life Project alongside our project partners, La Trobe University and Coordinare. Previously Chris has worked in various roles in the disability sector, [...]

By |2021-01-21T11:41:07+10:00January 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

EAPC 2021 Conference

The European Association for Palliative Care is holding their 17th World Congress online this year with sessions presented on October 6 – 8. The theme for this conference is “Exploring New Dimensions” Chair of the Scientific Committee, Fliss Murtagh, invites participation, “All of us are experiencing growing demand, changing practice, and increasing challenges to the [...]

By |2021-01-20T16:17:16+10:00January 20th, 2021|News|0 Comments

New Carer Booklet Resource available

In partnership with PCA and PCWA, PCNSW is pleased to launch its new Carer Booklet - Palliative Caring. This is a comprehensive resource for carers that you can download from our website. Caring for someone as they approach the end of their life can be both rewarding and demanding. For some carers it proves to [...]

By |2020-12-10T19:05:29+10:00December 10th, 2020|Carer Hub, News|0 Comments

Seeking input on EOL care planning needs from LGBTQ+, PLHIV and carers

A new partnership has been formed by ACON, Carers NSW, Palliative Care NSW, Positive Life NSW and the Seniors Rights Service. on a project analysing palliative and end of life care planning needs. This needs analysis askes for input from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are [...]

By |2020-11-30T10:08:04+10:00November 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

AGM elects new PCNSW management committee

The newly elected members of the management committee are: Therese Smeal, President Deb Parker, Immediate Past President Joan Ryan OAM, Secretary Nicole Sutton, Treasurer Felicity Burns, General Member Kim Caldwell, General Member Colleen Carter, General Member Annmarie Hosie, General Member Peta McVey, General Member Carmen Sanchez, General Member Rachel Simpson, General Member We would like [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:47:51+10:00November 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments

$56 million funding boost for Palliative Care Supports

The NSW Government has announced another boost in funding to assist people approaching their end of life. The $56 million is being allocated from the 2020-21 NSW Budget in addition to the $220 million invested annually in palliative care. From July 1 2021, an additional 5000 End of Life home support packages will be made [...]

By |2020-11-05T13:40:19+10:00November 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Have your say with Carers NSW

Are you a carer? Every two years Carers NSW undertakes a survey to ask carers about their experiences and find out what supports they need. This year for the first time the survey is going national. The data gathered in this research will help to advocate for carers, influence policymakers, and plan for service delivery [...]

By |2020-06-24T12:14:46+10:00June 24th, 2020|Carer Hub, News|0 Comments

Abstracts now open for the PCNSW Conference 2021

Palliative Care NSW's beloved biennial state conference was scheduled for November this year but just like everything else has had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. New dates for the conference are 4 - 7 March 2021 and registrations are open now. The Scientific Committee warmly invites everyone who either works in or has an [...]

By |2020-06-12T11:34:20+10:00June 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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