Palliative Care in WA Awards 2021

Nominations are open for the Palliative Care in WA Awards 2021.

The biennial Palliative Care in WA Awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase the professionalism, dedication, innovation and teamwork shown everyday by those who work in the palliative, aged care, community service and related sectors.

The awards acknowledge the efforts of those professionals and volunteers who care for people who are at end-of-life and offer public recognition of individuals, teams and organisations who provide holistic and compassionate support and care in all settings across WA.

 

 

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New Community Resource

Palliative Care WA and the Advance Care Planning WA Consortium are pleased to announce the development of an important new tool to encourage more members of the WA community to have some say over the last part of their lives by undertaking advance care planning.

My Future Care breaks down what’s involved in advance care planning into a simple 4-step process – Think, Talk, Write, Share. It highlights the importance of starting advance care planning early in life, provides information on relevant documents and other tools, and explains where people can go to learn more.

This new Western Australian resource has tested by a range of local community and sector groups and is now available for use by members of the WA community.

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Call our Helpline on 1800 573 299 for Information and Support

Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.         

Our FREE Helpline provides the WA community with information and support on end of life planning, palliative care, and grief and loss.

This service is open to any member of the WA community dealing with palliative care or end of life issues.

That means you could be someone newly diagnosed with a chronic disease or terminal condition or who has lived for some time that condition, the carer, family member or friend of someone who has been recommended for palliative care or who is already receiving palliative care, or anyone dealing with grief and loss.

Our knowledgeable staff will listen to your situation and concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the information and resources you need.

All calls are fully confidential.

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Paediatric Palliative Care Discussion Paper

The Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan project has released a discussion paper and is seeking input before 30th August.

They want to hear from: children, young people, family members or carers who have experienced or are experiencing paediatric palliative care; paediatric palliative care health professionals; and professionals from health services, hospices, rural and remote services, not-for-profit organisations or any health professionals with an interest in paediatric palliative care.

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