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Palliative Care South Australia News

Palliative care a state health priority

Chair of Palliative Care SA, Professor Greg Crawford, responds to SA Best Announcement on Supporting Palliative Care

Global Administrator | 16/12/2017 00:00

$24.5 Million needed to deliver on palliative care for all

A consultation with consumers and providers reveals thee quarters of South Australians can't get access to support when they are dying, leaving staff and families distressed. When is ok to say NO? Please sign our petition.  Click here to do so.  

Global Administrator | 29/11/2017 00:00

Life before Death - improving palliative care for older Australians

Centre for Independent Studies calls for more investment in palliative care

Global Administrator | 23/11/2017 00:00

Increased investment needed to improve access to palliative care acros<span></span>s South Australia

Significant palliative care supply constraints, regional inequalities in access, and insufficient investment in palliative care are contributing to significant unmet need for palliative care among South Australians with a life limiting illness. 

Global Administrator | 23/11/2017 00:00

No fair go for South Australians seeking access to end of life care

13337 South Australians died in 2016. Some South Australians get the help they need to live, die and grieve well. Some don't. Please sign our petition and help us to garner more funding to support South Australian's facing death and bereavement. 

Global Administrator | 02/11/2017 00:00

Euthanasia a red herring in the quest for death with dignity

Dying with dignity shouldn’t have to mean euthanasia but with so little money devoted to caring for the dying, it’s no wonder people are suggesting it, says the state’s palliative care peak body.
 
That’s why Palliative Care SA is Launching Speak Up – a campaign to ask South Australians how they want to be cared for in the final stages of life.

Global Administrator | 28/08/2017 00:00

Palliative Care - the value proposition for health budgets

Economic Research Proves Palliative Care is Value for Money.  

Global Administrator | 24/07/2017 00:00

Disappointment - state budget fails to deliver for dying South Austral<span></span>ians

Yesterday's state budget was silent on palliative care.  Failure to fund palliative care properly is not only bad for quality of life for South Australian families but also puts reverse pressure back onto the health system with people presenting to ED’s and hospital admissions.

Global Administrator | 22/06/2017 00:00

Palliative Care South Australia endorses NSW Government’s $100M invest<span></span>ment in palliative care and calls on the South Australian Government f<span></span>or similar support  

South Australian’s are desperate for increased palliative care funding allocations in order to meet burgeoning demand for end-of-life care and to reverse current problems created by service fragmentation and lack of access to necessary services when they are required.

Global Administrator | 15/06/2017 00:00

Palliative Care Research Forum

140 health care professionals attended a Palliative Care Research Forum to highlight how palliative care can optimise patient outcomes at the end of life.

Global Administrator | 25/05/2017 00:00

Dying to Talk Rural Tour

Dying to Talk - helping Australians work out what’s right for them.

Global Administrator | 10/05/2017 00:00

Making Death More Palatable

Death over Dinner is taking place across the globe and Adelaide is no exception!

Global Administrator | 02/05/2017 00:00

Palliative Care SA and Death with Dignity Euthanasia Bill

A bill to legalise euthanasia in South Australia is once again before our parliament. In this environment, it is vitally important to be clear about what palliative care, and the law, can offer in supporting people living with a terminal illness, or at the end of life.

Global Administrator | 01/11/2016 00:00

End of Life Law in Australia

A new website to help people understand law at the end of life

Global Administrator | 12/09/2016 00:00

A Better Ending: a civic model of ageing and dying

On the eve of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 7th 2016) 2015 top 15 ranked TED Talk presenter, San Francisco based hospice and palliative medicine physician, Dr BJ Miller addressed a capacity audience at the University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre on the topic of A Better End

Global Administrator | 18/08/2016 00:00

Why we need to start a public conversation about end-of-life

Professor Merryn Gott, Northern Communities Health Foundation Visiting Professor for 2015 gave a public lecture ‘We need to talk about dying - why we need to start a public conversation about end-of-life care on 20th May 2015 at the Florey Lecture Theatre University of Adelaide.

Global Administrator | 14/06/2016 00:00

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