Needs Rounds via telehealth provides effective care

A recent report in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners explains how adopting telehealth services into Palliative Care Needs Rounds (ACT) can be just as effective as services delivered face-to-face. Readily available platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype were used when COVID-19 restrictions prevented face-to-face Needs Rounds. Report Highlights The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic required [...]

By |2021-04-19T15:26:59+10:00April 19th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Calling all writers for Grieve Project

Are you a budding writer? Or already widely published? Just a reminder that Grieve 2021 is calling for submissions from all Australian writers, published or unpublished. The Grieve Project, hosted by Hunter Writer’s Centre, is an annual writing project that invites writers to express their experiences with grief.  The entries are collated into a printed [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:42:34+10:00April 19th, 2021|News|0 Comments

PCNSW Appoints Communications Officer

Palliative Care NSW is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Carolyn Frichot as Communications Officer. Carolyn has been appointed to assist the team in delivering on their communications resources in relation to two major grants recently awarded to the organisation. Carolyn has over 20 years-experience as a communications and engagement specialists, more recently in [...]

By |2021-04-12T10:15:54+10:00April 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

$56 million funding boost for Palliative Care Supports

The NSW Government has announced another boost in funding to assist people approaching their end of life. The $56 million is being allocated from the 2020-21 NSW Budget in addition to the $220 million invested annually in palliative care. From July 1 2021, an additional 5000 End of Life home support packages will be made [...]

By |2020-11-05T13:40:19+10:00November 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palli8 ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care

Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met. Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) new Palli8 plan proposes eight key recommendations to improve palliative care in Aged Care, with calls for much-needed funding to fully implement the National Palliative Care [...]

By |2020-09-28T13:11:48+10:00September 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

CALLS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE REFORM IN POST COVID-19 WORLD

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

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19

The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Code, a suggestion of COTA Australia, was finalised after public [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:23:41+10:00May 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Royal Commission into Aged Care – Deadline extended

Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020. The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020. Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:48:28+10:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support rural nursing in honour of Coral Marks

Opportunity to contribute to a travel grant fund to support rural nursing attendance at the 2020 Palliative Care NSW conference in honour of Coral Marks Coral Marks has been a palliative care champion and leader across regional and rural NSW and Victoria for over 30 years. Throughout this time, she was a staunch advocate and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:24:43+10:00February 19th, 2020|News|1 Comment
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