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Calvary seeks Nurse Practitioner for palliative care leadership at Sutherland

Calvary Health Care Kogarah are seeking a Nurse Practitioner (full-time position/fixed term position) based at the Sutherland Hospital. The primary purpose of the role is acting in a clinical leadership and consultancy role for Calvary Health Care Kogarah at The Sutherland Hospital in assessing and advising, coordinating, planning, directing and evaluating the care of palliative care patients. [...]

By |2018-12-14T10:37:03+11:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Palliative Care RN sought by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Closing Date 31 January 2019. St Vincent's Hospital Sydney are seeking Community Palliative Care Team member/s as Registered Nurse (Division 1) (Casual Part Time/Permanent Part Time/Permanent Full time up to 38 hours per week. Applications are invited from skilled and energetic Registered Nurses with a passion for person centred care to join our dynamic multidisciplinary [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:45:55+11:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goulburn palliative care seeks Transitional Nurse Practitioner

Applications close 15th December 2018. Ready for a new challenge in 2019? A Transitional Nurse Practitioner (Permanent Full Time) is wanted in Goulburn, part of the Southern NSW Local Health District. "Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:44:31+11:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Needs Round model triggers better palliative & residential aged care in Kogarah

Nurse Practitioners Josh Cohen and Carmen Sanchez offer support to residential aged care facilities, collectively representing some 4,000 aged care beds in their area. Based at Calvary Kogarah in South Eastern Sydney LHD, Josh explained that at commencement in 2017 the service inherited an under-resourced but much demanded liaison role into residential aged care. “Prior [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:49:28+11:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report released: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia

In a media release today the Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee announced the publication of it's Report on the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. The inquiry examined the delivery and regulation of the current aged care system and the prevalence of mistreatment. In the media release [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:40:28+11:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Hub to offer short-term palliative care respite in Canberra: Palliative Care ACT

From the original story Plans for palliative care respite centre as hospitalisations rise by Katie Burgess in the Canberra Times 18 October 2018. Our colleagues at Palliative Care ACT have revealed plans to build a short-stay respite centre for palliative patients and their carers in Canberra. Palliative Care ACT president Louise Mayo said that their [...]

By |2018-10-19T12:48:42+11:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Matters Most to the people of Broken Hill?

An eight year boy said, if he was really sick, he wanted “to be safe”. An 80 year old said she just “wanted to be listened to”. To acknowledge National Palliative Care Week and the theme of 'What Matters Most', an interactive display was set up in the foyer of Broken Hill Hospital where patients, [...]

By |2018-05-28T11:46:48+11:00May 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save the Date! Palliative Care Community Forum at Blacktown

Event postponed - Now planned for 17th October Western Sydney LHD are holding a Palliative Care Community Forum at the Blacktown Workers Club on the 23rd May 2018. This year's theme includes discussions around end of life planning and advance care plans. Speakers are being finalised so stay tuned for more details! What: Palliative Care [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:46:29+11:00April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Custodial Health Conference 2018 & EOL care in prisons

31st May – 3rd June. Hosted by the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW), the Custodial Health Conference 2018 will bring together an international program of speakers and presentations from the niche field of health care in custodial health and forensic mental health settings. Abstracts close on the 9th of April. The conference [...]

By |2018-04-05T16:09:56+11:00April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dying at Easter: Dye, eggs and Ruby chocolate

As Easter approaches we remember the many palliative care practitioners and volunteers who will be active over the long weekend. Dying at Easter takes on a different meaning for people in the Eastern Orthodox traditions who traditionally dye their Easter Eggs. Typically dyed red in colour, the dyed egg represents the themes of death and [...]

By |2018-03-29T13:12:37+11:00March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments