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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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’.

  4. 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 […]

  5. Weavers Local Connector training

    16 May 2018

    There is growing interest from a few organisations wishing to implement the Weavers program that was showcased at the Compassionate Communities Symposium last year. Weavers is a peer-to-peer model supporting carers to address the significant challenges of caring for a loved one. Weavers are people with lived caring experience; they truly understand what it’s like […]

  6. The Shire of Chittering seizes the opporunity

    16 May 2018

    Members of the Chittering Cancer Support Group, The Bindoon Retirees and staff from the Shire of Chittering attended the Compassionate Communities Symposium held in Melville in November 2017 and returned to our little community inspired to foster our Compassionate Community. Meantime, a local Community Health Advisory Group (CHAG) was established comprising members of local community […]

  7. South West Compassionate Communities Network is a groundbreaker!

    16 May 2018

    The South West Compassionate Community Network is excited to share that it has been selected as one of eight national GroundBreaker communities who collectively will form the National Compassionate Communities Forum (NCCF). Over the next 18 months, the forum will seek to explore the challenges, successes and viability of the Compassionate Communities approach in Australia. The NCCF will be sharing […]

  8. Country WA Primary Health Network

    16 May 2018

    The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), through its Country Primary Health Network Great Southern, was selected as a trial site for the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure. This project aims to improve access to: improve coordination and integration of end of life care across primary, secondary, tertiary and community health services to support at […]

  9. Connecting Compassionate Communities PHN Workshop

    16 May 2018

    In support of the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure, Palliative Care Australia hosted this workshop in Canberra, 16 March 2018. It provided an opportunity for the 11 Primary Health Networks (PHN) trial sites to come together and gain a greater understanding about Compassionate Communities and the public health approach to palliative care. Importantly, each […]

  10. Compassionate Communities masterclass in Booragoon

    16 May 2018

    Join us for the Compassionate Communities masterclass with Dr Julian Abel at the City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon on 1 June 2018. Dr Julian Abel, Director Compassionate Communities UK, will present an update on international trends in compassionate communities and how primary care, specialist palliative care and communities are working together to build greater […]

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