Success for consumer awareness campaign

Evaluation results have proved that You only die once, Australia’s first Advance Care Planning consumer awareness campaign, was highly successful.

A comparison of pre and post campaign survey results indicated a 60% increase in awareness of Advance Care Planning. In addition, over 6,000 people visited the dedicated campaign website for more information over the period of the campaign.

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Vale David Smeeton

It is with great sadness that we note the death of past Board member David Smeeton.

David joined the Board of Palliative Care WA in 2015 because he saw the critical importance of timely access to quality palliative care and believed he could play a role in improving services and support at end-of-life. His huge contribution to Palliative Care WA was honoured at our recent AGM where he stepped down due to ill health.  We will remember his unwavering advocacy for the community, his enthusiastic demeanour, personable approach and passion for the delivery of quality palliative care for all.

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Sector Consultation Report

We had an excellent turnout for our first ever Sector Consultation late last year, including members of Palliative Care WA, the broader palliative care sector and members of the general community.

Twelve key issues were identified for consideration by Palliative Care WA in our own strategic planning processes.

A huge thank all those who attended for their high level of engagement and contribution. We found your enthusiasm and commitment very inspiring and plan on running similar events each year.

 

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Free 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 info@palliativecarewa.asn.au to receive a free printed copy of the booklet.

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