About Palliative Care – free training resources for volunteers and volunteer managers

Palliative Care NSW has developed About Palliative Care, a suite of FREE training videos for volunteers and volunteers managers in palliative care. The videos are designed as standalone training modules, or can be used in companionship with Palliare - our handbook guide for volunteers and our Guidance Manual for volunteer training managers.  About Palliative Care introduces the philosophy of palliative [...]

By |2021-06-23T08:18:00+10:00June 23rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Free skills training for aged care staff

The Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care at La Trobe University has developed a suite of online training modules for frontline residential aged care workers. The self-paced multi-modal package has been designed to fill knowledge and education gaps identified by the aged care royal commission and other ACEBAC research in the residential aged care [...]

By |2021-06-21T09:49:49+10:00June 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Report recommends nurses 24/7 in palliative care nursing

Palliative Care NSW, along with our colleagues Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) welcome and support all of the findings and recommendations of the recently released report Provisions of the Public Health Amendment (Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes).  Among the seven recommendations, we particularly acknowledge Recommendation 5 to "ensure the availability of registered nurses on site at all [...]

By |2021-06-16T16:23:24+10:00June 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care pioneer receives Ambulance Service Medal

Retired paramedic Michelle Shiel of Bligh Park has received an Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) from the Governor General's department for her work spanning 33 years with NSW Ambulance. Michelle was recognised for being instrumental in shaping the current and future delivery of health care by paramedics, particularly in the area of out-of-hospital care. Michelle was [...]

By |2021-06-15T10:09:24+10:00June 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Improved facilities for Deniliquin and Hay

Patients, families and carers will soon benefit from refurbishments to palliative care facilities at Deniliquin Hospital thanks to a $210,000 boost from the NSW Government. NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor said the refurbishment project at Deniliquin will help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with [...]

By |2021-06-11T10:34:47+10:00June 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

NSW Budget: $82.8 million budget boost for palliative care

We welcome the news of the NSW Health budget boost for palliative care and look forward to more detail of how the funds will be allocated. Essentially, the $82.8 million funding will provide: a workforce boost of up to 120 full time equivalent staff including additional nurses, allied health and medical staff; multidisciplinary care to [...]

By |2021-06-11T10:14:17+10:00June 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

PCNSW welcomes $82.8M budget boost

Palliative Care NSW (PCNSW) welcomes the recent announcement by NSW Health on an $82.8 million dollar budget boost for palliative care. “This is terrific news” says Linda Hansen, CEO PCNSW.  “It’s rewarding to see the work we do to promote more support for palliative care and the commitment of our members, recognised with such substantial [...]

By |2021-06-10T15:31:40+10:00June 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

$50,000 funding boost for palliative care at Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital has received $50,000 in funding from the state government to refurbish the health service's palliative care facilities. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the project will help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers. "At Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital the money will help [...]

By |2021-06-10T09:47:00+10:00June 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Exploring new dimensions” 2021 Photography Competition

Does a photo of hands holding hands truly portray modern palliative care? What image says palliative care to you? The European Association For Palliative Care (EAPC) will be holding their 17th World Congress online from 6 - 8 October. The theme for this year is "Exploring new dimensions". At their last congress in 2019 they [...]

By |2021-06-07T16:27:36+10:00June 7th, 2021|News|0 Comments

New education modules from EOL project

Increasing frailty and advancing illness, as well as facing death and dying, affects not only a person physically, but also their emotional, social, spiritual and existential identity. In these new ‘States of Minds’ modules, from Flinders University End-of-Life Essentials project,  there are resources to help health care professionals provide more encompassing care to a patient [...]

By |2021-06-02T11:21:40+10:00June 2nd, 2021|News|0 Comments
Go to Top