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Palliative Care Victoria campaign for increased palliative care funding

Add you voice to our campaign for better access to palliative care in Victoria Thank you to everyone who has supported our call to the Victorian Government to commit an extra $65 million a year to improve access to palliative care for all Victorians, when and where they need it. … Read more

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New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following a successful first round of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a second round of scholarships. The intent of these scholarships is to offer opportunities to health care staff of any discipline working within the EMR to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative … Read more

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PCA National Awards close mid July

The Palliative Care Australia National Awards recognise innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in the palliative care sector. Prizes include professional development to the value of $2,000 for an individual or $4,000 for an organisation or team. Nominations close Friday 14 July. For further information visit the website.

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New scholarships to assist aged care workforce to learn about palliative care

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) today announced new scholarships that will cover the costs for aged care workers to attend the Australian Palliative Care Conference in September. PCA CEO, Liz Callaghan said the Continuing Professional Development Scholarships supported by Decision Assist and Palliative Care Australia will give aged care workers who … Read more

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Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) Launches Palliative Care Pathways

EMPHN are launching the palliative care pathways next week, to coincide with National Palliative Care Week, with announcements in the PHN newsletters and social media. You can follow HealthPathways Melbourne on Twitter (@HPMelbourne), and EMPHN and NWMPHN on LinkedIn. I have attached the HPM_Palliative Care Campaign Toolkit_external with articles about … Read more

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FREE Palliative Care in Chronic Disease Forum

EMRPCC is pleased to offer a free forum to all health care workers from all disciplines. The forum will focus on palliative care in chronic disease and will include the following topics: Starting Advance Care Planning conversations with people living with progressive chronic disease An update on the new Advance … Read more

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Palliative Care Education Scholarships

We know that many people require a palliative approach to their care and may not necessarily need to be referred to a specialist palliative care service. This scholarship aims to encourage health workers working outside the speciality of palliative care to increase their knowledge and skills to take back to … Read more

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Liz Carr on Assisted Suicide

British comedian, disability rights campaigner and actor, Liz Carr, appeared in her hit show Assisted Suicide: The Musical at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, with the final performances last weekend. You can watch her interview on ABC News Breakfast (6:21), and watch her presentation to Victorian parliamentarians (34:20).

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Discounted resources for National Palliative Care Week 2017

Living, dying & grieving well PCV member organisations can request 2 boxes of this booklet free – only cover cost of postage. To take advantage of this offer please email info@pallcarevic.asn.au completing details. The Dreamers – life, death and dreams This lovely coffee table book is being offered at half … Read more

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A new $5 million fund for community palliative care agencies to provide at home palliative care

The Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, yesterday announced details of funding grants up to $50,000 for community palliative care services. Applications close 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017. will support more Victorians with a terminal illness to be cared for, and die, in their place of choice. The new fund … Read more

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