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|0 Comments

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

Job vacancy: Dementia Consultant – Palliative

Are you looking to combine your passion for providing outstanding Palliative care in the Dementia care space? HammondCare have fixed term full-time opportunities based in Brisbane and Sydney available. The details below have been sent to us from HammondCare for the purpose of sharing these job opportunities with the broader palliative care community. About HammondCare [...]

By |2021-01-21T09:54:52+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 attendees elect new PCNSW management committee

The Palliative Care NSW Annual General Meeting went off without a hitch last night. Due to social distancing restrictions all members were required to attend via Zoom and cast their votes for committee members electronically. The newly elected members of the management committee are: Therese Smeal, President Deb Parker, Immediate Past President Joan Ryan OAM, [...]

By |2020-11-06T19:42:39+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

Job vacancy – Research Fellow, Palliative and Supportive Care

Research Fellow, Palliative and Supportive Care Position based at Pallister House, Greenwich Hospital. Part time (0.6 FTE, possible 1.0 FTE in future), flexible working arrangements. Three years fixed term position. Flexible start date and leave over the holiday period. HammondCare is looking for a post-doctoral researcher, who has a passion for research which can improve [...]

By |2020-10-12T16:50:40+10:00October 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments
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