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  1. woman with stethoscope around neck and the words "specialist palliative care services are invited to participate in the National Survey. Help Australia fund and plan for palliative care delivery.

    National Palliative Care Survey

    9 March 2022

    Palliative Care WA has partnered with the national peak body, Palliative Care Australia to address a current lack of national data about unmet demand for palliative care services To better…

  2. Where do Older Australians Die?

    12 August 2021

    There is a new report available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that presents one method for identifying where older Australians die. Knowing where people die is an…

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    Paediatric Palliative Care Discussion Paper

    29 July 2021

    The Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan project aims to address the needs of parents and carers seeking assistance to care for a child with high medical needs and life limiting…

  4. VAD survey results now available

    11 February 2021

    We recently ran a survey to identify the information, professional development and pastoral care needs for staff associated with Voluntary Assisted Dying. This survey was created in response to concerns…

  5. VAD Professional Development and Pastoral Care Needs

    19 January 2021

    A survey for health, aged care and community service professionals. Voluntary Assisted Dying will be available to residents in WA who meet a set of legislatively prescribed criteria from 1…

  6. COVID-19 and Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health

    15 December 2020

    Palliative Care Australia have recently released a new outcomes paper Palliative Care and COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health which provides recommendations for policy makers, health and aged care leaders…

  7. Compassionate Communities Research

    8 December 2020

    New research documents the obstacles and barriers as well as the strategies for success experienced in range of Compassionate Communities in Australia. Initiated by the GroundSwell Project the research encompassed…

  8. Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission report

    1 October 2020

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released its special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care. They make the point that the COVID-19 pandemic has…

  9. Churchill Fellowship for PCWA President

    1 October 2020

    Congratulations to Palliative Care WA Board President Dr Elissa Campbell, who has recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship. A Consultant Geriatrician with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Elissa will be exploring…

  10. What do we think of ageing and aged care?

    27 July 2020

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established in response to significant problems with aged care services in Australia. A national survey of Australian adults was conducted…