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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 https://www.hammond.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/RF-Greenwich 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

Important Announcement – Conference postponed

PCNSW and the Conference Organising Committee have come to the difficult decision to not only postpone the 2020 conference until next year, but instead cancel it and see you all again in 2022. We hope that you will understand our decision to do this is so that we can come together in the way we [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:31:42+10:00September 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palli8 ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care

Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met. Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) new Palli8 plan proposes eight key recommendations to improve palliative care in Aged Care, with calls for much-needed funding to fully implement the National Palliative Care [...]

By |2020-09-28T13:11:48+10:00September 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care NSW – Notice of AGM and Election

The Management Committee of Palliative Care New South Wales (PCNSW) thanks is inviting nominations from PCNSW members who are willing to contribute to the governance of PCNSW and its work, to ensure that all people with a life limiting illness and their families are supported to live, die and grieve well. The Management Committee is [...]

By |2020-11-04T10:26:47+10:00September 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Determining the Best Place to Die for Patients With Cancer

Studies have shown a disconnect between where patients say they want to die and where they actually die. According to research from Stanford School of Medicine, although an overwhelming majority of Americans—about 80%—would prefer to die at home, just 20% do. In fact, 60% die in acute care hospitals, and 20% die in nursing homes. [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:46:18+10:00July 14th, 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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