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Palliative Care

The World Health Organisation defines palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

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In 2014 Palliative Care NSW recieved funding from the NSW Government (NSW Health) under the NSW Government plan to increase access to palliative care 2012-2016 of $1M over 3 years to undertake the Volunteer Support Services Program. The program aims to increase the capacity of palliative care volunteer services, and to raise public awareness about their work.

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Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Our members are people who provide Palliative Care services.

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