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4th November 2021

As a part of this year’s celebrations for Palliative Care Australia’s 30th anniversary, they have developed a snapshot of milestones in the history of palliative care in Australia.

The commissioning of the Ross Webster report ‘Palliative care for cancer patients’ in 1983 by the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria was a defining moment for the early evolution of palliative care in Australia. Since then, palliative care services in Australia have transitioned from an informal network of enthusiasts, to a strong network that exists between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers, and the community. You can download a pdf of the historical timeline poster from their website HERE.

They are also running a live webcast on 1 December involving a panel discussion on the last 30 years of palliative care in Australia. You can submit questions in advance for the panel to consider. All the details of the webcast are also on their website HERE.

milestones timeline of palliative care in australia poster