Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) is the peak body for palliative care in South Australia, and is a recognised Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient status. PCSA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people living with chronic, life limiting and terminal illness and those who care for them. PCSA grew out of the Hospice Association of South Australia and members include the general public, future and present consumers, professionals, clinicians and academics with an interest in caring for people who are dying.
What we do
Our mission is to influence, foster and promote the delivery of quality palliative care for all. We advocate for the needs, rights and interests of people who are dying and those who care for them, to ensure no-one in our community is overlooked when they are facing death. We bring an independent voice on Palliative Care issues and have a key role in bringing together major stakeholders – service users, practitioners, professionals and the public.
Our patron is Mrs. Lan Le, wife of His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia.
Our vision, mission and values
All South Australians facing death and bereavement are supported to live, die and grieve well.
We are well positioned to influence, foster and promote access to quality palliative care through public awareness, policy development, advocacy and education. We work to create networking opportunities for people working in health care and the wider community to learn more about palliative care and its benefits for people living with a life limiting or terminal illness and their families.
PCSA’s actions outlined in the strategic plan are underpinned by values of:
We promote acceptance of death as a natural part of life
We encourage open, honest and culturally appropriate communication about dying, death and grief
We offer and encourage respect for those who are facing death and bereavement
We work and engage with others to achieve our vision and mission