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Palliative Care South Australia News

Advance Care Planning Seminar - Adelaide

Advance Care Planning Australia are hosting a seminar in Adelaide on December 7th at Flinders University, Tonsley Campus and we have 3 registrations to give away to PCSA members.  Enter the draw here.  

Global Administrator | 09/11/2018 00:00

Revisit Review into End of Life Care in South Australia

The HPC release the Review Revisit Audit of End of Life Care in South Australia and finds that achievement of the plan's aim to expand and reshape end‐of‐life care services in South Australia has been uneven.  

Global Administrator | 04/11/2018 00:00

Annual General Meeting News

PCSA members salute outgoing Board Members Dr Peter Ford AM and Mr Paul (PK) Kitching and welcomes Dr Patricia Montanaro and Nurse Practitioner Mr Kevin Hardy to their first term of three years on the PCSA Board.

Global Administrator | 18/10/2018 00:00

It's about living!

A wonderful tribute from a loving Mum with the message that Palliative Care is more about life than death.

Global Administrator | 18/10/2018 00:00

State budget honours $16M pre-election commitment

Palliative Care South Australia has welcomed today’s State Budget announcement honouring the Liberal government’s pre-election commitment to invest in palliative care.

Global Administrator | 03/09/2018 00:00

Important Truths of Palliative Care

Chairman of Palliative Care SA, Professor Gregory Crawford reminds us that we have heard 'important truths of palliative care' at @THOM2018

Global Administrator | 24/07/2018 00:00

Private Members Business - Palliative Care Motion

Responding to the news of Hon Frank Pangallo’s private members palliative care motion moved in the SA parliament on July 4th, Palliative Care SA CEO, Tracey Watters says the motion indicates a balanced and positive understanding of the complexity of providing care at the end of life and signifies bipartisan support for urgent action.   

Global Administrator | 12/07/2018 00:00

Charitable supports gets right to the heart of the matter

Thanks to a grant from the Universal Charitable Fund and the Laurel Palliative Care Foundation 26 palliative care volunteers are off to the state palliative care conference on July 20th at the Adelaide Showgrounds.  

Global Administrator | 06/06/2018 00:00

I have an interest in death... it's captivating

One thing we all have in common with each other is that one day we will die. Death is a topic that is relevant to us all because of its universality..... so why is talking about death so difficult?

Global Administrator | 24/05/2018 00:00

Trial to improve palliative care in RACF

This week’s Commonwealth budget includes $32.8 million over four years from 2018-19 for a trial to improve palliative care for elderly Australians living in residential aged care facilities. This is contingent on matched funding from the States and Territories. The Treasurer also announced an additional 14,000 high level home care packages over four years from 2018-19. 

Welcoming the announcements, PCA CEO, Liz Callaghan, called for specific palliative care quality indicators for residential and community aged care and better cross-jurisdiction cooperation in this media release.  

Global Administrator | 08/05/2018 00:00

First Wave of Sponsors Announced

Conference Sponsors include:- 
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Global Administrator | 06/05/2018 00:00

Post Election Communique

Advocating for political support for palliative care using principle-based advocacy.  
[Definition] Principle-based advocacy allows for multiple stakeholders to advocate with a united voice, even when presenting seemingly disparate options for ideal service delivery models.  Principles become the ‘non-negotiables’.  They are system-wide pillars that drive advocacy and decisions because they are universally agreed as necessary to achieve the purpose of palliative care in South Australia on behalf of palliative care patients.

Global Administrator | 11/04/2018 00:00

Let's Watch Paper Trails

Join Director Sari Braithwaite for our national palliative care week screening of Paper Trails; a documentary about famous Australian female journalist Anne Deveson.  

Global Administrator | 03/04/2018 00:00

Non-beneficial care

Ken Hillman is Professor of Intensive Care and Head of the Simpson Centre for Health Services Research at the SWS Clinical School, University of New South Wales and the Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research.  He is an actively practising clinician in Intensive Care at Liverpool Hospital.

Global Administrator | 19/03/2018 00:00

Spiritual Care Training

Regional Palliative and Aged Care Services, Volunteers and Residents around Australia to Benefit from Access to Spiritual Care Training from Meaningful Ageing Australia. 

Global Administrator | 01/02/2018 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

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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