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Palliative Care and COVID-19… We’re all in this together!

As part of this year’s National Palliative Care Week, the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group hosted 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, Senator Catryna Bilyk and The Hon Nola Marino MP.

Our 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”.

At this event, the report “Investing to Save: The Economics of Increased Investment in Palliative Care in Australia” was launched. This report was commissioned with the assistance of The Snow Foundation by Palliative Care Australia and prepared by KPMG.

Watch the interview Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group special webcast event here, as well as other video highlights from National Palliative Care Week.