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 maintain patient wellbeing and independence at home;
- additional consumer information and support for patients, families and carers