Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care virtual event

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Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care virtual event

  • May 26, 2020

National Palliative Care Week 2020 showcased a special webcast event on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

This invite-only live-streamed event was hosted by ABC broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan and our Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Co-Convenors, Catryna Bilyk and The Hon Nola Marino MP.

The expert panel included Prof Meera Agar, PCA Board Chair, and Prof Michael Kidd AM, Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy CMO, Department of Health, and Dr Will Cairns, palliative care specialist and member of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group.

The theme of the Q&A style event was “Palliative Care and COVID-19: We’re all in this together”, and covered topics such as:

  • palliative care’s role in the co-ordinated Australian COVID-19 health response
  • the experiences of our front-line health workers and innovation
  • how collaboration born out of the pandemic can deliver long-term positive outcomes for patient care
  • the economic benefits of investment in palliative care

This event also launched PCA’s commissioned report “Investing to Save: The Economics of Increased Investment in Palliative Care in Australia”. This report has been prepared by KPMG.