Thank you to everyone who helped us to write the Palliative Care NSW Policy Statement. This Statement will now help us to provide informed input to the development of palliative care in NSW.
Our vision is is that every person in NSW who is diagnosed with a condition that will result in their death in the foreseeable future will have access to quality care that addresses their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. To achieve that vision, PCNSW aims to provide informed and evidence based input into the development of policy at the State and national levels.
To that end, PCNSW has released this Policy Statement canvassing the significant challenges in delivering equitable,quality palliative care in NSW, and possible solutions to those challenges.
This Policy Statement reflects feedback received in response to our Discussion Paper, which was released in November 2011.
Palliative Care NSW wishes to thank those members and stakeholders who took the time to prepare submissions on the Discussion Paper, and who participated in regional consultative meetings over recent months. Your input has been
invaluable in ensuring this Policy Statement properly reflects the real and practical experience of those involved in the delivery of palliative care in a range of different care settings.