Palliative Care WA is the Western Australian peak body for palliative care – raising awareness and building capacity for the community to address life limiting conditions, death and dying, grief and loss.

Our vision

All Western Australians with a life limiting condition and their families are supported to live, die and grieve well.

Our mission

To inform, support and advocate for quality palliative care.

Our values

Palliative Care WA works collaboratively with service providers, government and the community.
We demonstrate compassion and respect for people with a life limiting condition and their families and work together with them to achieve our vision and mission.
We partner with Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people to promote their access to palliative care.

Our objectives

  • Advocate for quality palliative care and support services for all Western Australians with life limiting conditions.
  • Represent the needs of people with a life limiting condition and palliative care services to the Western Australian government and community.
  • Promote the principles and practices of palliative care to enhance the community’s capacity to provide care and support for people with life limiting conditions.
  • Advocate for palliative care education and training for all who provide care and support to people with life limiting conditions.
  • Further the mission of the Association through cooperation and collaboration with key stakeholders working in palliative care.
  • Act as an information resource about palliative care for organisations and services that provide care to people with a life limiting condition.

Organisational structure

Palliative Care WA (Inc.) is a not-for-profit association incorporated under the Western Australian Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and a tax deductible gift receiving charity. Palliative Care WA receives no ongoing funding and relies on membership fees, donations, sponsorship and project funding to continue operating.

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. You can support Palliative Care WA with a donation using our online, secure donation form.

We are a founding member of Palliative Care Australia and a member of the WA Seniors Alliance. We support and are subject to the Western Australian Carers Charter.
Take a look at our 2013-2016 Strategic Plan (PDF 216 KB, 4 pages) and the Palliative Care WA Constitution (amended in 2015).

Join Palliative Care WA or renew your membership

You can join or renew your membership online with our Online Membership Application and Renewal Form for Visa, Mastercard or direct credit payments.
To pay by cheque or money order,  download the Membership Application & Renewal Form, then fax or post your form to us with your payment.

Executive Committee 2016

Palliative Care WA is governed by an Executive Committee elected from the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Palliative Care WA employs an Executive Officer, who reports directly to the Executive Committee.

 Stephanie Dowden – President,
Grace Buchanan – Vice President
Leticia Fraser – Honorary Treasurer
Stuart McLintock  – Honorary Secretary
Andrew Allsop – Past President
Associate Professor Moira O’Connor
Dr Desmond Williams
David Smeeton
Dr Elissa Campbell
David Larmour
Susan Lewis
Jillian Pieper
Lana Glogowski – Executive Officer

 

2016 Palliative Care WA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 6th December  2016, 5:00pm for a 5.30pm start. Refreshments on arrival.
Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park

The Executive Committee invites Palliative Care members and supporters to the Palliative Care WA 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Guest Speaker

Dr Elissa Campbell,  Palliative Care Physician & Geriatrician

Health Care Provider Perspectives On The Barriers To Advance Care Planning In Australian Hospitals: An Exploratory Survey

About Elissa:  Elissa recently completed specialist physician training in palliative care and geriatrics. In 2015 she undertook a research Fellowship in Advance Care Planning based in the Palliative Care service at Fiona Stanley Hospital. She is currently working as a Geriatrician in the acute medical assessment unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

At the AGM
  • The Election for Executive Committee positions will be held
  • President, Executive Officer and Financial reports will be presented for approval

For more information download the Agenda PCWA AGM 2016

If you would like to nominate for an Executive Committee positions or nominate someone for a position, please download this AGM 2016 Proxy and Nomination Form.  Please note that only current PCWA members are eligible to nominate and and be nominated for the Executive Committee. If you are unsure if your membership is current, i.e. you have renewed or joined in the last six months, please contact PCWA pcwainc@palliativecarewa.asn.au  To join or renew your membership online here

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday 5th December.  RSVP by Contacting Us.

If you are a current PCWA member and are unable to attend the AGM and want to nominate proxy please download this form and email to pcwainc@palliativecarewa.asn.au or fax 1300 551 704.

 

Background

15 May 1986 incorporated as Hospice Support Organisation of Western Australia Inc
01 September 1988 name change to Western Australian Association of Palliative Care/Hospice Programmes Inc
04 September 1991 name change to Western Australian Hospice Palliative Care Association Inc
02 July 1999 name change to Palliative Care Western Australia Inc

Membership

Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to join Palliative Care WA. Membership begins on 1 July and expires on 30 June, in the following year. You can join Palliative Care WA at any time; memberships for the last six or less months have a reduced fee.

Types of membership

You can join Palliative Care WA as an Individual, Concession or Volunteer, Family or Corporate member.

Individual, Concession or Volunteer and Family members are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. These members also receive member discounts for attending the biennial state palliative care conferences, our National Palliative Care Week breakfast and other Palliative Care WA events.

Corporate members may select a representative to vote at the Annual General Meeting. All staff and volunteers of Corporate members receive member discounts for attending the biennial state palliative care conferences, our National Palliative Care Week breakfast and other Palliative Care WA events.

Standard membership fees (incl. GST)

Individual $75
Concession (pensioners, carers and full time students) or Volunteer in hospice and/or palliative care service $20
Family $80 first year free
Corporate (organisations, companies and palliative care services) $250 upwards, sliding scale based on gross annual palliative care income

Join Palliative Care WA or renew your membership

You can join or renew your membership online with our Online Membership Application and Renewal Form for Visa, Mastercard or direct credit payments.
To pay by cheque or money order,  download the Membership Application & Renewal Form, then fax or post your form to us with your payment.

Membership notes
  • Your membership information is available to other Palliative Care WA (Inc.) members (under Section 27 of the WA Associations Incorporation Act 1987). We will not share or provide your information for any other purpose without your permission.
  • Part of your membership fee goes to support Palliative Care Australia.
  • We will send you a tax receipt. Palliative Care WA is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Taxation Office. Donations are tax-deductible. Membership is not tax-deductible.