$50,000 funding boost for palliative care at Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital has received $50,000 in funding from the state government to refurbish the health service's palliative care facilities. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the project will help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers. "At Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital the money will help [...]

By |2021-06-10T09:47:00+10:00June 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Clarity, honesty matter most in critical care talks with patients

High-stakes conversations with patients and families about critical issues call for doctors to consider how their words are interpreted, Stanford researchers and experts say. As a doctor in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Loren Sacks, MD, sometimes has to give parents awful news about their child’s health. It’s always heart-wrenching, [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:41:22+10:00December 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework: 2019-2024 has been released and is available from the NSW Health website. Click here to access it. The Framework has been designed for use by the whole NSW health system with the aim of working together to provide accessible, high quality end of life and [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:57:14+10:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Prof Kathy Eagar lectures on choices at end of life

Senior Professor Kathy Eagar has been working in health and community care for over 35 years and has particular knowledge about aged care services and policy. Currently Director of the Australian Health Services Research Centre, she is heavily involved in all aspects of their work. She is renown for research translation and has authored an [...]

By |2017-11-22T17:20:08+10:00November 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

This game makes end-of-life decisions easier

A new game has been launched to get people talking about difficult end-of-life issues. Called Hello, players go around the table answering questions. It is designed to be easy and non-threatening and for everyone to play and is a way to open discussion for the sick or elderly to begin advance care planning conversations. "Who [...]

By |2017-08-21T14:35:36+10:00August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments
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