Our Business


Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Our Vision

All South Australians facing death and bereavement are supported to live, die and grieve well. 

Our Mission

To promote palliative care quality and access for ALL South Australians through information, awareness, advocacy, policy development and the use of standards

Our Values

Acceptance – of death as a natural part of life
Openness – open and honest communication about dying, death and bereavement
Respect – offer and encourage respect for those who are facing death and bereavement
Inclusion – engagement with diverse organisations and communities to achieve vision and mission.

Strategic Aims 

1.            Peak Body – lead agenda, primary contact point, promote standards
2.            Advocacy – equity, service quality, access, bereavement
3.            Community Engagement – website, Die-alogue Cafe, Say it Forward, social media, education
4.            Build Service Provision Capacity – Education, research, and workforce
5.            Sustainability – membership, finances, relationships, brand visibility, operating procedures

Strategic Aim 1 Peak Body

Be the peak body for palliative care in South Australia and the primary advisory point for the community of South Australia, the government and other stakeholders
  • be informed about and contribute to national and state discussions and proposals
  • ensure board and stakeholder input
  • attend and contribute to PCA and other relevant meetings
  • maintain working relationship with SA Health
  • mount a biennial state palliative care conference
  • contribute to efforts to build the evidence-base on the value of palliative care
  • ensure a strategic and relevant advisory panel
  • strengthen support for Aged Care sector in developing palliative care capapcity 

Strategic Aim 2 Advocacy

Advocate for the achievement of sustainable quality palliative care working with government, professionals, national and state agencies, and the community
  • advocate to government and others for improved community palliative care services
  • increase access to counselling and support services for bereavement, including web based
  • communicate with members of parliament, minister’s for health and social portfolio’s
  • lobby private health funds for palliative care benefits    

Strategic Aim 3 Community Engagement

Inform, empower and engage the South Australian public regarding the nature of palliative care, available services and current issues in provision and delivery
  • pallcare.asn.au (website) remains optimised for access on all devices
  • currency of information on website is maintained
  • assess information technology to extend reach to rural and remote areas
  • implement multi-platform opportunities to increase awareness of palliative care
  • undertake community engagement and education initiatives to build community capacity 
  • availability of culturally specific and suitable palliative care information
  • improve access to palliative care information for rural and remote communities
  • support workplaces to support employees impacted by terminal illness or bereavement

Strategic Aim 4 Build Service Provision Capacity

Take initiatives to increase quality of life outcomes for people with palliative care needs
  • support the Aged Care Sector to implement a palliative approach
  • continue to implement PEPA with the support of specialist palliative care providers
  • continue to implement palliative care forums program
  • representation on relevant working groups/committees
  • facilitate networking opportunities
  • support and disseminate research into best practice palliative care
  • review Reconciliation Action Plan objectives and achievements annually
  • influence health and medical sciences curriculum and training

Strategic Aim 5 Sustainability

Pursue all opportunities to increase our profile, resources and expertise for PCSA and palliative care in general
  • build membership to expand dissemination of key messages and strengthen collective voice
  • member benefits are relevant and attract new members
  • board and Operating Procedures are reviewed and updated biennially
  • future government funding is strengthened through quality service provision
  • develop annual performance plan to meet strategic aims.
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Palliative Care

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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

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