NSW Budget: $82.8 million budget boost for palliative care

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 [...]

By |2021-06-11T10:14:17+10:00June 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

PCNSW welcomes $82.8M budget boost

Palliative Care NSW (PCNSW) welcomes the recent announcement by NSW Health on an $82.8 million dollar budget boost for palliative care. “This is terrific news” says Linda Hansen, CEO PCNSW.  “It’s rewarding to see the work we do to promote more support for palliative care and the commitment of our members, recognised with such substantial [...]

By |2021-06-10T15:31:40+10:00June 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

New Guideline – End of Life Care and Decision-making

NSW Health has recently released an updated End of Life Care and Decision Making Guideline (GL2021_004). The Guideline is particularly relevant for situations where the patient may lose decision-making capacity before their wishes have been determined. It is intended to provide useful advice for NSW Health staff about a process for negotiating end of life [...]

By |2021-04-29T13:21:05+10:00April 20th, 2021|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

Report summaries views of NSW palliative care staff and service users

From April to October 2017, roundtable meetings and consultation workshops on palliative care were held across NSW to hear directly from communities, clinicians and service providers about what they saw as the priorities for palliative care. In November 2017, a consultation paper and a survey with 16 questions were publicly released to report on the [...]

By |2018-05-30T17:59:10+10:00May 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care Rural Workforce – will $3 million over 4 years help?

Palliative Care NSW welcomes the announcement by Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Parliamentary Secretary for Health Leslie Williams that a palliative care specialist position will be funded in Illawarra Shoalhaven, Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Murrumbidgee, Northern NSW, Southern NSW, Western NSW, Central Coast and Far West local health districts. ‘We are especially [...]

By |2017-12-05T09:11:41+10:00December 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

$100 million for out-of-hospital care

Rural and regional areas look to be the beneficiaries of the NSW government's announcement of a $100 million dollar investment in out of hospital care. The funding will go toward building 8 new state of the art health facilities. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the new HealthOne facilities will bring [...]

By |2017-11-23T16:21:36+10:00November 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care Community Consultation Survey

The NSW Department of Health recently announced their investment of $100 million in funding for palliative care after hosting a raft of roundtable meetings with interested parties across the state. Recently, they published the NSW Health Palliative Care Roundtables Consultation Paper,  listing the priorities identified during this process. The 4 key areas for action were: [...]

By |2017-11-14T11:53:22+10:00November 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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