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What’s on during National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising initiative held to increase understanding on what’s involved in palliative care and its many benefits. Held this year between Sunday 22 and Saturday 28 May, we are running a range of events and activities for the week.

Monday 23 May from 9:30am – 12pm: Advance Care Planning Community workshop with Professor Charlie Corke

We are offering a very special workshop presented by Professor Charlie Corke who is a highly regarded and very engaging speaker with strong expertise in all aspects of advance care planning. Supported by the Office of Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley this is a practical and informative workshop for any member of the community. For more information and to register please go to Eventbrite.

Tuesday 24 May, 7 – 9am: Sector Breakfast

You are invited to join us for Breakfast to catch up with colleagues, celebrate National Palliative Care Week and hear from two excellent speakers. A satellite event the breakfast will be held at the University Club at UWA AND the Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury. For more information and to register please go to Eventbrite.

Tuesday 24 May, 9:30 – 10:30am: caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

Palliative Care WA is very pleased to host a caring@home information session that will showcase new draft resources to support the provision of palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As this directly follows our satellite Sector Breakfast this session will be available at the University Club at UWA AND the Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury. For more information and to register please go to Eventbrite.

Tuesday 24 May at 10am: Professor Charlie Corke on ABC radio talking to Nadia Mitsopoulos on all things Advance Care Planning

Tuesday 24 May evening: Look out for Council House and the Barracks Arch in Perth lit up for National Palliative Care Week in our red and blue!

COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our members, stakeholders, staff and the wider community remain a priority for Palliative Care WA, and we are committed to the WA Government’s policies and public health directives.

Given the high number of new daily cases of COVID-19 currently being reported and taking on board the advice of the WA Palliative Medicine Specialist Group, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that participants at all events wear a mask when not eating, drinking or presenting.  In particular we recognise that it is vitally important that we ensure the palliative care, aged care and community care workforce is protected as much as possible. Our staff will be wearing masks, and we will have some on hand for those who require one.

Please do not attend any event if you are feeling unwell or have developed any cold or flu-like symptoms.


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