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$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

Important Announcement – Conference postponed

PCNSW and the Conference Organising Committee have come to the difficult decision to not only postpone the 2020 conference until next year, but instead cancel it and see you all again in 2022. We hope that you will understand our decision to do this is so that we can come together in the way we [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:31:42+10:00September 30th, 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

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke review

A medic’s heartbreaking personal account of the loss of her father, and of witnessing the courage of the critically ill. Part-way through this memoir of hospice medicine and living with loss, Rachel Clarke lists a few troubling ideas she prefers to avoid thinking about: global warming, far-right populism, email overload, menopause, declining numbers of bees and, of [...]

By |2020-02-13T11:14:25+10:00February 13th, 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

Interview – Dr Rachel Clarke: ‘Wrinkles, middle age, grey hairs… these are reasons to celebrate’

Dr Rachel Clarke worked as a television documentary-maker before deciding – as a GP’s daughter, this was always on the cards – to study medicine. She now specialises in palliative care, partly because it is centred on the patient rather than on any disease. It is impossible to overstate the qualities that make Clarke a [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:30:26+10:00January 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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