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CALLS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE REFORM IN POST COVID-19 WORLD

A new report released today has called for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, calling for an additional annual investment of $365 million to bring the system up to speed in a post COVID-19 world. The report is also calling for a national agreement on palliative care between the Commonwealth and the [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:29:37+10:00May 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Webinar Event – National Palliative Care Week

Are you depressed? The challenging issues of assessment and management of depression at the end-of-life. PCNSW is fortunate to have Dr Wei Lee join us for a discussion about depression at end-of-life. We will be hosting a live webinar event: Friday 29th May 11am - 11.30am Register in advance for this webinar at the link [...]

By |2020-05-21T15:24:22+10:00May 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19

The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Code, a suggestion of COTA Australia, was finalised after public [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:23:41+10:00May 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advance care planning is an important part of COVID-19 healthcare planning

ACPA COVID-19 healthcare planning Advance care planning is an important part of Australia’s COVID-19 healthcare planning. The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019 cites the importance of Advance Care Directives as part of a coordinated response. However, current research demonstrates that only 25% of older Australians aged 65+ years have documented their preferences in an [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:22:17+10:00April 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Royal Commission into Aged Care – Deadline extended

Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020. The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020. Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:48:28+10:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support rural nursing in honour of Coral Marks

Opportunity to contribute to a travel grant fund to support rural nursing attendance at the 2020 Palliative Care NSW conference in honour of Coral Marks Coral Marks has been a palliative care champion and leader across regional and rural NSW and Victoria for over 30 years. Throughout this time, she was a staunch advocate and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:24:43+10:00February 19th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke review

A medic’s heartbreaking personal account of the loss of her father, and of witnessing the courage of the critically ill. Part-way through this memoir of hospice medicine and living with loss, Rachel Clarke lists a few troubling ideas she prefers to avoid thinking about: global warming, far-right populism, email overload, menopause, declining numbers of bees and, of [...]

By |2020-02-13T11:14:25+10:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palliative care wards at Parkes and Orange hospitals revamped

As Parkes awaits for a birthing service to return to the Parkes Hospital, in the meantime the facility's palliative care ward is about to receive a face lift. Parkes and Orange hospitals have received a $245,000 grant from the state government, with Parkes' share of the money to be spent by the next financial year and [...]

By |2020-02-13T10:17:16+10:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Interview – Dr Rachel Clarke: ‘Wrinkles, middle age, grey hairs… these are reasons to celebrate’

Dr Rachel Clarke worked as a television documentary-maker before deciding – as a GP’s daughter, this was always on the cards – to study medicine. She now specialises in palliative care, partly because it is centred on the patient rather than on any disease. It is impossible to overstate the qualities that make Clarke a [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:30:26+10:00January 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dr Frank Brennan, of Kogarah, receives a 2020 Australia Day honour for his work in palliative care

Palliative Care New South Wales would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Frank Patrick Brennan, of Kogarah, who has been awarded the honour of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to palliative medicine, and to medical education. Dr Brennan began his career in medicine, working in both Sydney and South [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:25:20+10:00January 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments