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  1. Community workshops proven highly effective

    2 September 2019

    An independent evaluation of Palliative Care WA’s Advance Care Planning workshops was undertaken by Associate Professor Moira O’Connor and her team at Curtin University during 2018/2019. Workshop participants were measured via survey at three time points – pre-workshop, post-workshop survey and a follow up 3 to 6 months after the workshop. The findings indicate that […]

  2. The Last Word

    1 August 2019

    Palliative Care WA is supporting The Last Word – a volunteer program where writers hear and record people’s life stories. The Last Word will utilise the skills of volunteer writers (professional or self-taught) who are interested in scribing the life stories of people who may not have the skills, or are not well enough, to […]

  3. Palliative Caring Booklet 2019

    29 May 2019

    Quick Links: Download PDF version Order a printed copy A revised edition of the highly popular Palliative Caring booklet is now available.  Launched in March, Palliative Care WA’s CEO Lana Glogowski said “this latest review has been culmination of nearly a year’s work by a working group drawn from across the sector.  Recognising the usefulness of this […]

  4. National Palliative Care Week 2019

    17 May 2019

    The theme of this year’s National Palliative Care Week is “what matters most” Watch a video on What Matters Most to people across Australia Campaign website

  5. Finalists – WA Palliative Care Awards 2019

    14 May 2019

    We are delighted to announce the finalists for the inaugural WA Palliative Care Awards. Outstanding Professional Ingrid Plug, Albany Community Hospice Maureen Beattie, Derby Aboriginal Health Service Outstanding Volunteer Pam Minchin, Albany Community Hospice Alison Phipps, Albany Community Hospice Outstanding Team WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service Wheatbelt Specialist Palliative Care Team Outstanding Organisation Villa Dalmacia […]

  6. Palliative Care WA welcomes the boost to palliative care funding

    9 May 2019

    Palliative Care WA’s CEO, Ms Lana Glogowski has welcomed the announcement in today’s state budget of an additional $41 million for palliative care in 2019-2020. Speaking on radio 6PR this morning Ms Glogowski said “this additional funding commitment is a good first step and will go some way to ensuring that all Western Australians who […]

  7. Respect, safeguards for the vulnerable and better access to palliative care

    15 February 2019

    Our final forum in our End of Life Choices series was always going to be full of differing views and some lively discussion.  A packed house on Tuesday 12 February listened to our expert panel of six facilitated by Mr Malcolm McCusker QC, discussing key questions and concerns about the proposed introduction of legislation of […]

  8. Albany embraces the Compassionate Communities approach

    19 November 2018

    In October we partnered with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation to deliver 2 day Weavers Local Connector Training at the Albany Community Hospice.  This training was the first step in implementing a Weavers Program at the Hospice to support the carers of patients who come into its care.  Carers will be matched to a […]

  9. Albany – ‘the best place to die’

    27 August 2018

    Earlier this month (August 2018) Albany was in the spotlight as the ABC reported Albany, in WA’s south west as being ‘the best place to die’. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-10/albany-claims-it-is-best-place-to-die-wa/10090048

  10. Dying to Know Day 2018

    23 August 2018

    Palliative Care WA were out and about for Dying to Know Day 2018.  We held an information stand at RAAFA WA Bull Creek’s inaugural Dying to Know Expo.  Our Executive Officer, Ms Lana Glogowski, also delivered an Advance Care Planning presentation to around 30 of the attendees.  Great feedback from our audience and we are […]


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