Palliative care is care provided for people living with, and dying from an eventually fatal condition and for whom the primary goal is quality of life.
Palliative care is the relatively new name for the specialized way of providing supportive care for any person with a life-threatening illness approaching the end of life. It is available for everyone: young and old, those with cancer or any other terminal diagnosis, people of any ethnic or cultural background, wherever they live - in the city or in the country.
Select your region on the map or from the list below to view palliative care services supporting your area.
20 May 2013
It's National Palliative Care Week and we have three important announcements: the 3rd Biennial Palliative Care Awards are now open; there is a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and workers which will enable two successful candidates to attend the Australian National Palliative Care Conference held every second year; and we have a new partnership with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra who have donated their concert A night in Vienna to the cause.
20 May 2013
National Close the Gap Day is one of the largest health promotions in Australia to help campaign for a healthy future for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this year the Palliative Care Council SA and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital joined forces to celebrate.