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  1. Today PCA attended a Roundtable discussion at Parliament House hosted by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia and the National Ageing Research Institute. The aim of the roundtable was to develop a research agenda and a plan of action to further advance understanding of the needs of older CALD Australians.

  2. PCA is a member of the Silver Chain Consumer Engagement National Reference Group, and this group will meet tomorrow in Canberra. The purpose of the group is to provide advice to Silver Chain about issues affecting consumers.

  3. PCA are attending the 12th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

  4. PCA Vice President Professor Peter Hudson and US expert Diane Meier discuss palliative care with ABC 774 in Melbourne.

  5. Supporting the delivery of safe and high quality end of life care, The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed a fact sheet to help services.

  6. Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) will start using My Aged Care to conduct comprehensive assessments and referrals  from February 2016. The transition dates: Queensland: 1 February 2016 New South Wales: 4 February 2016 Australian Capital Territory: 15 February 2016 Tasmania: 23 February 2016 Northern Territory: 29 February 2016 Victoria: 7 March 2016 South Australia: 15 […]

  7. On Tuesday PCA attended the 7th National Health Reform Summit, hosted by the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance. The Summit focussed on two important areas: mental health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Some of the key discussions focussed around ensuring strategies to implement change are led by the affected communities, and that the […]

  8. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal with two new training modules on pain management and recognising deteriorating patients. All six online modules have been developed in accordance with best practice guidelines to help participants reflect on the needs of people and their families as they approach the […]

  9. The PCA AGM was held on  Tuesday. There were three vacant Board positions and nominations were received from existing Board members who were re-nominating: Dr Jane Fischer, Phil Plummer and Associate Professor Richard Chye. All three were re-elected, therefore the membership of the PCA Board remains unchanged. A special general meeting was held after the […]

  10. Palliative Care Australia asked the palliative care sector at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in September 2015, for their views on access to palliative care.

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