Report released on palliative care round table workshops

Recently, the NSW Government and Mr Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health, hosted a series of roundtable discussions throughout regional NSW. Begining in Orange, other roundtables were held in Lismore, Kempsey, Broken Hill, Tamworth, Griffith, Queanbeyan, [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Spiritual Care board helps patient communication

Using a spiritual care board could be useful in many situations where patient communication is difficult, such as palliative care. Gene LoCastro became ill with pulmonary fibrosis in 2013. Before long, he had developed blood [...]

NSW Health, Silver Chain Group bring in-home palliative care support to western Sydney

Clinicians in Western Sydney Local Health District have for years delivered high quality community palliative care to patients and families, with in-reach to local residential aged care facilities. Under a recent agreement these community services [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Palliative Care stories shared by Illawarra locals – Ally Barnaba, Primary Health Nurse

Journalist Desiree Savage spoke to Illawarra locals about illness, death and dying. Read the original story 'Palliative care stories shared by Illawarra locals' by Desiree Savage in the Queanbeyan Age 30 June 2017. One of the [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Have your say in the new Single Aged Care Quality Framework

In May, the Australian Government announced a review of the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes after major failures of care were identified. As part of these reforms, they began work on a Single Aged [...]

Cultural Considerations are everyone’s business

Keeping cultural considerations in mind is important when providing supportive and palliative care. Health Service Providers need to create respectful and sensitive interactions between people to ensure the best end of life care. According to [...]