Palliative Caring Booklet

This booklet supports families and carers as they negotiate the often uncharted waters of caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness.

Download an electronic version here.

Contact us at to receive a free printed copy of the booklet.

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Thank you David

Elissa Campbell, David Smeeton, Lana Glogowski

At our recent AGM we farewelled David Smeeton, a much loved and respected member of the Board of Palliative Care WA.  David joined the Board in 2015 and has been a consistent and strong advocate since day one.  One of Palliative Care WA’s strategic priorities is with the community and David helped us to keep this focus firmly in place.  He could always be relied upon to ask whether we were helping to meet the needs of the community.

His enthusiastic demeanour, personable approach and passion for the delivery of quality palliative care for all has been contagious. David is a highly skilled but very humble man and we thank him for the huge contribution he has made to Palliative Care WA.

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Compassionate Communities in Action


Palliative Care WA team member Vicki Barry participated in the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference Compassionate Communities in Action: Reclaiming Ageing, Dying and Grieving, which was held in the Blue Mountains in NSW.

According to Vicki what set this conference apart from any other was the richness in social and cultural diversity of the program, enhanced by its ‘artification’ thanks to the efforts of Dr Peta Murray and Niki Read.  People came from Canada, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Holland, England, India, Taipei, New Zealand and across Australia.


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FREE community workshop

Community members are invited to a workshop on advance care planning and My Health Record. This interactive workshop will answer like:

Who will make decisions when I can’t?

What treatments do I want at the end of life?

How can My Health Record help my end of life planning?

The workshop is on Thursday 6 February 2020. Places are filling fast so act now!

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