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New palliative care facility opens in Orange

Orange's long-awaited palliative care facility began a 12-month trial on Monday. The four-bed service is available to Orange Health Service patients and will be provided at Uniting's Parkwood facility in Prince Street.   A Western NSW Local Health District spokeswoman said the level of clinical care would be the same as patients received at the hospital. [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:46:20+11:00March 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Join PCNSW now and receive $200 off Oceanic Palliative Care Conference rego

Palliative Care Australia is hosting the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth from 10 - 13 September in Perth. Good news - members of Palliative Care NSW are being offered an exclusive discount of $200 off the cost of registration. If you are not currently a member, or you need to renew your membership [...]

By |2019-03-25T12:11:48+11:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework: 2019-2024 has been released and is available from the NSW Health website. Click here to access it. The Framework has been designed for use by the whole NSW health system with the aim of working together to provide accessible, high quality end of life and [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:57:14+11:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

An additional $45 million for palliative care support in NSW announced today

Palliative Care NSW welcomes the announcement made today by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard of 100 additional palliative care nurses for NSW. The announcement of an additional $45 million is additional to the $100 million package of support announced for palliative care as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The additional [...]

By |2019-02-20T12:47:21+11:00February 20th, 2019|News|1 Comment

Palliative Care NSW Election Platform 2019

What matters most? 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 [...]

By |2019-02-20T09:52:59+11:00February 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CareSearch celebrates it’s 10th year of operation

It’s 10 years since the CareSearch palliative care knowledge network was first launched. It's premise was simple - gather all the knowledge and best available evidence related to end of life care in one location where health professionals, patients, families and carers can come to inform their decisions around palliative care. Research is essential to [...]

By |2018-09-27T10:05:21+11:00September 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Not a normal part of ageing: Dementia & World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

21st September 2018, World Alzheimer’s Day Today we remember people living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are the most common types of dementia, responsible for up to 90% of [...]

By |2018-09-21T12:30:48+11:00September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Royal commission into aged care sector must examine palliative care provision: Palliative Care Australia Media Release

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) CEO Liz Callaghan says the Royal Commission into the aged care sector must examine the provision of palliative care to residents and consumers of aged care services.  “Palliative Care Australia and its members welcome the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector,” Ms Callaghan said.  “There are over [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:51:58+11:00September 18th, 2018|News|2 Comments

PEPA – A palliative approach in aged care free training

Over the last few months, PEPA has been bringing its series of free workshops on the palliative approach in aged care to regional NSW. Their aim is to improve health care workers knowledge about caring for people at their end of life. Aged care is a particular industry that would benefit from health workers having [...]

By |2018-09-17T17:50:19+11:00September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Brand new palliative care hospice opens in Wagga Wagga

Residents of the Riverina will now have access to slow-stream palliative care with the opening of the The Forrest Centre Hospice in Wagga Wagga. Locals will have the chance to tour the brand new $4 million dollar facility from 3 pm today. The centre officially opened over the weekend after local residents have been pushing [...]

By |2018-09-17T14:21:55+11:00September 17th, 2018|News|2 Comments