$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


A new report released today has called for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, calling for an additional annual investment of $365 million to bring the system up to speed in a post COVID-19 world. The report is also calling for a national agreement on palliative care between the Commonwealth and the [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:29:37+10:00May 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palliative care wards at Parkes and Orange hospitals revamped

As Parkes awaits for a birthing service to return to the Parkes Hospital, in the meantime the facility's palliative care ward is about to receive a face lift. Parkes and Orange hospitals have received a $245,000 grant from the state government, with Parkes' share of the money to be spent by the next financial year and [...]

By |2020-02-13T10:17:16+10:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

NSW Labor responds to today’s palliative care funding announcement

In response to the announcement of an additional 100 palliative care nurses for NSW this morning by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, NSW Labor Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord has issued this response:

By |2019-02-20T14:47:10+10:00February 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

An additional $45 million for palliative care support in NSW announced today

Palliative Care NSW welcomes the announcement made today by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard of 100 additional palliative care nurses for NSW. The announcement of an additional $45 million is additional to the $100 million package of support announced for palliative care as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The additional [...]

By |2019-02-20T12:47:21+10:00February 20th, 2019|News|1 Comment

Budget shows palliative care should be core business in aged care

Palliative Care Australia CEO Liz Callaghan welcomes the comprehensive palliative care in aged care measure announced in today’s Federal Budget. “The $32.8 million investment into specialist palliative care support in residential aged care is welcomed and supports PCA’s call that palliative care should be core business in aged care, however this is contingent on matched [...]

By |2018-05-09T15:31:34+10:00May 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalised Adults With Serious Illness

Introducing a palliative care consultation within 3 days of hospital admission is estimated to reduce cost of care for hospitalized adults with life-limiting illness by as much as $4,664 per patient, according to a recently published US study. The authors of the report, published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine, noted: These results suggest that palliative [...]

By |2018-05-04T10:27:57+10:00May 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Time to mobilise your mental mojo? Apply now for an ACI Research Grant!

Proposals due 31st March 2018, applications close 6th April. The ACI Palliative Care Network Executive Committee are interested in research proposals relating to the online resource:  Palliative and End of Life Care - A Blueprint for Improvement. Click here to download the information and application form. The 2018 ACI Research Grants Scheme will be fully [...]

By |2018-03-09T14:11:20+10:00March 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

$1.2M will contribute to a sustainable and skilled palliative care workforce

Palliative Care NSW welcomes the announcement by Parliamentary Secretary for Health Leslie Williams and the Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson (13th December 2017) that on-the-job training and scholarships worth $1.2 million will be provided to front-line health workers in palliative care. ‘As is the case for many industries employing highly-skilled workers, the ageing workforce within [...]

By |2017-12-14T16:39:58+10:00December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

$60 million in funding announced for end of life care projects

The federal government recently announced it will provide more than $60 million for projects that will improve quality and access to palliative care. $45.4 million will be distributed through the National Palliative Care Projects grants initiative for 12 projects that will help people on their final journey, and their families, with end of life care. [...]

By |2017-11-22T18:29:57+10:00October 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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