Registered Nurses in nursing homes – findings of the inquiry

Nov 3, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

We are pleased to advise that the Committee has made a total of 17 Recommendations that essentially require the retention of RNs 24/7 where the care needs of a patient with high care needs. All of the recommendations point to some changes to the current system at both the state and federal level. There is a real optimism about these recommendations and you can see them and provide comment to us if you like – the report and a summary of the recommendations can be found on the NSW parliament website. Click here to access the report and findings.

Registered nurses in New South Wales nursing homes (Inquiry)

Jun 30, 2015   //   by PalliativeNSW   //   News

In response to the to the efforts of many in highlighting the issues facing RNs in RACFs in NSW – especially as they relate to the provision of quality Palliative Care, essential to ensuring people are able to die 'at home', the NSW Legislative Council has established the ‘Registered nurses in New South Wales nursing homes (Inquiry)’.

This inquiry is a current Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3. This inquiry was established on 25 June 2015 to inquire into and report on registered nurses in New South Wales nursing homes.

Please click here to go to the enquiry website.

Fit for the Future! PCA Conference 1-4 September 2015

Jun 17, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

From 1 – 4 September 2015, Palliative Care Australia will be holding its 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Fit for the Future at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Delegates from across Australia and the world will be attending to talk about palliative care in all its dimensions.

Both national and international speakers will focus on three key areas – Exploring; What will the future look like? Recognising; Who is part of our future and Preparing; How do we get ready for that future? We are encouraging all those who have a passion for palliative care to join us as we explore how to ensure palliative care in Australia is Fit for the Future

For any queries contact events@palliativecare.org.au and for more information go to www.palliativecare.org.au/australian-palliative-care-conference.From 1 – 4 September 2015, Palliative Care Australia will be holding its 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Fit for the Future at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Delegates from across Australia and the world will be attending to talk about palliative care in all its dimensions. Both national and international speakers will focus on three key areas – Exploring; What will the future look like? Recognising; Who is part of our future and Preparing; How do we get ready for that future?

We are encouraging all those who have a passion for palliative care to join us as we explore how to ensure palliative care in Australia is Fit for the Future.  For any queries contact events@palliativecare.org.au and for more information go to www.palliativecare.org.au/australian-palliative-care-conference.

USyd scholarships in aged and palliative care

Jun 17, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

The USyd are hosting a scholarship in aged and palliative care donated by the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution to provide support for two commencing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.

Students must be commencing research in the area of aged and palliative care at Sydney Nursing School.

Each of the doctoral research projects will investigate existing and potential new models of end of life care for people living with dementia and caregivers in the community. These research projects are situated within a larger program of research that aims to develop new knowledge and understanding in relation to the care and support needs of older people.

Applications close 14th August 2015.

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National Palliative Care Week Update

May 28, 2015   //   by PalliativeNSW   //   News

It's National Palliative Care Week again and there's lots on! Already this week we have seen several services participating with activities, including Blacktown, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Bowral and many more. The NSW Paediatric Palliative Care website was launched this morning by Minister Skinner. The link to that website is here

The highlight of PCNSW for us this week is the Volunteer Conference in Wollongong on Friday 29 May. Please see our Volunteer Hub website for more information. 

Finally the NPCW Trivia Night is on Fridday 29 May from 7pm at the Roseville Club, Sydney. Bookings here or just turn up with your friends.

National Palliative Care Week – Parliamentary speech Greg Donnelly MLC

May 27, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

A big thanks to Greg Donnelly MLC for his speech yesterday in time for National Palliative Care Week:

"With this week being National Palliative Care Week for 2015, it is timely to reflect on the progress being made in concentrating the Parliament’s mind on this most important aspect of health care. I deliberately assert that it fits within the domain of health care because it is so obviously located there. This is not a trite point; for too long palliative care has struggled to find a home." More…

Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014

Apr 30, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

Palliative Care NSW recently represented Palliative Care Australia at the Senate Hearing on the 31st of March into the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014, a private members Bill by Victorian Senator Richard Di Natale. The Bill proposes a series of regulatory safeguards and provisions for the cultivation, manufacture and marketing of Medicinal Cannabis by a regulator with the power to initiate and adjudicate research in the interests of public safety. Our shared (PCA and PCNSW) position was to support the Bill. We were joined by A/Professor Richard Chye who was an effective advocate for palliative patients requiring optional pain control offered by Medicinal Cannabis. Senate committee is due to report their recommendations by the 21st of May this year.  

Dying to Talk: National Palliative Care Week 24 – 30 May 2015

Apr 23, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

National Palliative Care Week runs from Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th May 2015. This year's theme is: Dying to talk; talking about dying won't kill you.

Australians do not like to talk about death and dying, it is one of the last taboos. But death happens to us all and to have the best death possible, we need to plan and prepare for it.

During National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is encouraging Australians to break the last taboo and talk about dying – it won’t kill you.

After the 2015 NSW Election – what’s next?

Apr 2, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

In the lead-up to the 2015 NSW Election parties and candidates responded to our Call to Action – amongst the good news the Baird Government, if re-elected, committed to allocating a further $32 million over the next term to provide greater access to specialist palliative care based on local needs. The Greens pledged to lobby the incoming government to work toward increased funding for Palliative Care to achieve greater choice for the people of NSW. NSW Labor promised their support for the Baird Government's initiative. Read more…

NSW Rural Palliative Care Nurses Meeting Bathurst March 12 & 13 2015

Mar 5, 2015   //   by Alex   //   News

The NSW Rural Palliative Care Nurses Group Meeting is being held in Bathurst on March 12th and 13th. Linda Hansen and Alex Huntir from Palliative Care NSW are presenting, thanks to the organisers for their invitation. We hope to see you there! Contact the organisers.