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  1. National Palliative Care Awards – Closing 10 July

    20 June 2019

    Do you know an individual or team who is making a difference in palliative care? Why not acknowledge their work and nominate them for the National Palliative Care Awards? Palliative Care Australia’s National Palliative Care Awards seek to recognise innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in the palliative care sector. The awards reward the efforts of those […]

  2. Submission to Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying

    30 May 2019

    Palliative Care WA has been very active in providing opportunities for our sector and interested community members to discuss and debate the recommendations from the Joint Select Committee Report on End of Life Choices. Over the past twelve months we have delivered four highly engaged forums with over 450 attendees to consider the three components […]

  3. WA Palliative Care Awards and induction of honorary life member 2019

    30 May 2019

    Induction of Dr Douglas Bridge as a Honorary Life Member A highlight of the 2019 Awards Ceremony was the induction of Dr Douglas Bridge as an honorary life member of Palliative Care WA.  Our President, Dr Elissa Campbell said “it was such a privilege to be able to present Doug with his honorary life membership”. […]

  4. Launch of Palliative Care WA Emerging Leaders Network

    30 May 2019

    Emerging Leaders Network We were delighted to launch the Emerging Leaders Network on at the Awards Dinner in May 2019 and hear from Samantha Bowen, who is on a mission to help emerging leaders build a workplace that they can thrive in. The Network has been established as a sub-group of individual members of PCWA.  The […]

  5. E-News February 2019

    25 February 2019

    Welcome to our February 2019 E-News.  Included in this edition: Save the date for National Palliative Care Week activities including our inaugural Awards Dinner. Next quarterly forum:  12 March 2019, including the launch of the revised Palliative Caring Booklet. Wrap up of the End of Life Choices Forum Series caring@home resources for community service providers, health […]

  6. Aboriginal Health Worker wins Leadership and Innovation Award

    29 November 2018

    Congratulations to Kimika Lee of Broome, winner of the Horizon Power Leadership and Innovation Award at the recent WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.  Kimika is an Aboriginal Health Worker, in Specialist Palliative Care. Her leadership has inspired others and her work has made a significant impact on the access, experiences and outcomes of Aboriginal […]

  7. Vale – Dr Douglas MacAdam

    29 November 2018

    We recognise the passing of Dr Douglas McAdam who was a pioneer of palliative care medicine in Western Australia.  Dr MacAdam died on 17 October. Douglas Macadam was a remarkable man. He was a general practitioner, teacher, innovator and pioneer. He did theological training concurrently with his medical degree, and was an ordained minister in […]

  8. CEO Roundtable – September 2018

    29 November 2018

    In September we hosted the last roundtable of the year with Federal Minister Hon Ken Wyatt.  Topics included the Parliamentary report on End of Life Choices, Palliative care issues in aged care, our proposed Advance Care Planning Campaign for 2019 and the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration. Communique 2

  9. eNews November 2018

    29 November 2018

    e-News – November 2018 Welcome to our last e-News of 2018.  Our Annual Report is now available online. We hope you can join us for our AGM next Tuesday (4 December).  Please book via Eventbrite. It’s been a busy few months in the PCWA office with lots of community workshops, forums on the End of […]

  10. Vale:  Bernadette Lloyd

    27 August 2018

    We recognise and commemorate the life and work of social worker Bernadette Lloyd who died earlier this year after an eight-month journey with cancer. Bernadette began her journey in palliative care work at the Cottage Hospice, Shenton Park where she worked until it closed.   Following this, she moved to Bethesda Hospital’s palliative care unit. Bernadette […]


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