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Brand new palliative care hospice opens in Wagga Wagga

Residents of the Riverina will now have access to slow-stream palliative care with the opening of the The Forrest Centre Hospice in Wagga Wagga. Locals will have the chance to tour the brand new $4 million dollar facility from 3 pm today. The centre officially opened over the weekend after local residents have been pushing [...]

By |2018-09-17T14:21:55+11:00September 17th, 2018|News|2 Comments

EOI now open for Palliative End of Life Care Tender in Orange

Western NSW Local Health District is looking at opportunities for a new Model of Care for Palliative End of Life Patients in Orange NSW.   Consideration and recommendations will be made regarding: Proposed End of Life Palliative Model of Care; Quality and Safety Governance Processes; Business Process; and Proposed funding model.   On completion of [...]

By |2018-08-23T13:02:24+11:00August 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Parliamentary lunchbox serves insights into the need for reform to funding models

Demand for palliative care, models of funding, the need for reform and the data to support reform. Last weeks’ Parliamentary Friends of End of Life Group Lunchbox hosted by Palliative Care Australia heard from a group of speakers well acquainted with the way in which funding models shape service outcomes, how reform can be influenced [...]

By |2018-08-20T10:51:28+11:00August 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Limited places available: Seminar on ‘Palliative Care and people with intellectual disability’

26th June. Dr Michele Wiese from Western University Sydney, and Ms Bernadette Curryer from the University of Sydney are part of a team that recently launched TEL: Talking End of Life with People with Intellectual Disability, a world-first free online resource about how to talk to people with intellectual disability about death. As part of [...]

By |2018-06-14T10:37:59+11:00June 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A new guide for planning and organising local end of life care

How do clinicians and service planners in NSW plan and organise end of life care locally? A new publication from the Agency for Clinical Innovation Planning and Organising End of Life Care: A Guide for Clinical Model Development is intended to provide guidance and direction. It suggests a range of actions, tools and considerations primarily [...]

By |2018-05-14T17:05:47+11:00May 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dementia in prisons: studying better care practices in custody

Researchers in NSW are seeking help to identify how to better support older prisoners suffering dementia. The study will ask practitioners who work with or come into contact with older prisoners for their opinion on what pathways of care and staff provisions would best support older prisoners with dementia. Sanetta du Toit from the University [...]

By |2018-04-13T13:30:48+11:00April 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Webinar to explore ethical issues in aging for people with intellectual disabilities

12th April 2018. The Australian Society for Intellectual Disabilities (NSW / ACT), in partnership with Palliative Care NSW, is hosting an interactive webinar furthering the conversation on ‘Ethical Issues in Ageing’.  Our third event in this series will consider ethical issues relating to end of life for people with intellectual disability, delivered by Dr Michele [...]

By |2018-04-04T10:59:40+11:00April 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Stigma and silence, capacity and empowerment

It is 25 years since the closure of Gladesville Hospital, one of NSW’s notorious asylums and mental hospitals. In the forecourt off Victoria Road are the unmarked burials of more than 1,200 former inmates. Some 305 burials are without records. Opened in 1838, the high level of stigma about mental health and illness meant that [...]

By |2018-03-19T10:31:02+11:00March 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

If we could see inside others’ hearts

World Cancer Day Sunday 4th February 2018 reminded us that we can take steps to reduce the impact of cancer on our lives. This tender video reminds us that we can also take steps to ease other’s lives by looking behind the experience of the one looking back at us. “Could a greater miracle take [...]

By |2018-02-06T10:07:57+11:00February 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Busting palliative care pain myths

With the recent debate in the media about death and dying, you may have heard euthanasia advocates arguing that palliative care is unable to provide adequate pain relief for some of its patients. Senior Professor Kathy Eagar, Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute, has recently gone on the record to refute this. " [...]

By |2018-01-17T14:16:15+11:00January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments