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How Palliative Care NSW is managing coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to give you an update on how Palliative Care New South Wales is managing Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of people living with a life limiting condition, their families, their communities and the health workforce are our number one priority. PCNSW has decided to: postpone face to face programs and events for [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:50:40+10:00March 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Advance Care Planning Week

National Advance Care Planning Week is an annual initiative by Advance Care Planning Australia that encourages all Australians, regardless of their age or health status, to make their future health care preferences known. One of the awkward realities of life is that we will all die one day. But a recent study of the prevalence of [...]

By |2019-04-01T16:06:58+10:00April 1st, 2019|News|1 Comment

Prizes announced for best dinner outfit at the 2018 Palliative Care NSW Conference Kiama

Our dinner sponsor for the 2018 Biennial Palliative Care NSW Conference 'Riding the Waves of Change' is HammondCare. To celebrate their new logo they are offering best dressed prizes in one or both of their theme colours purple and orange: Best dressed prize: Dementia Centre Education Package - Attendance at a 1 day Dementia Centre [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:53:09+10:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Masterclass helps IMPACCT palliative care capacity in Southern NSW

During the week the IMPACCT (Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation) program delivered another Masterclass in Palliative Care, this time in Queanbeyan (Southern NSW Local Health District). The Masterclasses are designed to build palliative care workforce capacity in regional areas. Local CNC Jacky Clancy said that SNSWLHD provided 30 places [...]

By |2018-10-25T18:54:41+10:00October 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Professor Bridge explores spirituality as a dimension of palliative care

Emeritus Professor Doug Bridge describes himself as one of the ‘old pioneers’ of palliative care in Western Australia, having started the palliative care service at Fremantle Hospital in 1983 and a whirlwind ‘3 week palliative care apprenticeship’ with palliative care physician Derek Doyle in Scotland in 1986. He was the Head of the Palliative Care [...]

By |2018-10-19T12:55:01+10:00October 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A workshop On Death and Dying on 17th November, Sydney

On Saturday the 17th November a workshop On Death and Dying will be held in Sydney to explore, amongst other things, communication at end of life, how emotions, attitudes, beliefs and past experiences can result in us trying too hard to say or do ‘the right thing’, and ways in which we can be more [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:46:30+10:00October 12th, 2018|News|1 Comment

Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Palliative Care 3–4 November 2018

Interested in more about spirituality and palliative care? The University of Notre Dame in Sydney (Broadway) invites you to this workshop that is open to all but particularly designed for advanced specialty trainees in Palliative Care: "Over the past two decades there has been a worldwide resurgence of interest in this challenging, neglected aspect of [...]

By |2018-10-12T10:34:16+10:00October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dr Michael Barbato explores Experiences around Dying in Tamworth 25th October

25th October, Tamworth Join Dr Michael Barbato in Tamworth on Thursday the 25th of October at this Forum to look at Experiences around Dying. Michael will discuss experiences including dreams, visions/hallucinations, symbolic language, unconsciousness, the moment of death within the context of caring for people at or near the end of their lives. The forum [...]

By |2018-10-12T09:50:55+10:00October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Western Sydney community forum to discuss supportive and palliative care 17th October

17th October 2018, Blacktown. After a successful event in 2017 the Mount Druitt Hospital Supportive & Palliative Care team are holding another community forum to raise awareness about end of life care and their services. This year the event is being held in October to coincide with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018. Organisers [...]

By |2018-09-12T12:03:25+10:00September 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Talking with Menzies about cancer, indigenous people and palliative care

A forum including cancer clinicians, GPs, researchers and members of the indigenous community today met to discuss the future priorities of cancer services for for the indigenous community for the future to 2030. During the day four panel discussions looked at cancer prevention and early detection, culturally appropriate care, palliative and end of life care, [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:42:22+10:00September 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments