About Palliative Care SA Inc

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:

Acceptance
We promote acceptance of death as a natural part of life

Openness
We encourage open, honest and culturally appropriate communication about dying, death and grief

Respect
We offer and encourage respect for those who are facing death and bereavement  

Inclusion
We work and engage with others to achieve our vision and mission

 

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Palliative Care

© Copyright Palliative Care
South Australia 2016

Palliative Care South Australia

Suite 3b 62-66 Glen Osmond Road
Parkside SA 5063
PO Box 435 Fullarton SA 5063
Phone: 8271 1643 ABN: 66 185 542 917

Donations are approved tax deductible.
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