Recognising the best in palliative care; nominations open for national awards!

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Recognising the best in palliative care; nominations open for national awards!

Nominations have opened for the 2023 Palliative Care Australia, National Palliative Care Awards, presented by Silverchain.

Held every two years, the awards recognise excellence, innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in Australia’s palliative care sector; and this year’s award line-up features a new award for lifetime achievement.

This is your opportunity to give your colleagues the recognition they deserve.

2023 Award categories:

  • Emerging leader
  • Emerging researcher
  • Outstanding work by a team in delivering palliative care
  • Innovation in palliative care
  • Outstanding achievement in volunteering
  • Outstanding achievement in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander palliative care
  • Outstanding achievement by an individual in palliative care
  • Lifetime achievement award

“The awards are an important opportunity to show appreciation for the exceptional care and support provided by the palliative care workforce and volunteers across Australia,” says Camilla Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, Palliative Care Australia (PCA).

“We want to shine a light on the skill, dedication, and compassion of individuals and teams working in all parts of the palliative care team."

In 2023, PCA is partnering with Silverchain to deliver this key event in our sectors calendar. Silverchain, is a leading in-home provider of complete health and aged care services in Australia, supporting over 115,000 people each year.

The gala awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 14 September, and coincides with the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

“The doctors, nurses, physios, dieticians, music therapists – all those involved in that team approach to palliative care look forward to this night as an opportunity to get together and let their hair down, and it’s important we give them that opportunity,” Ms Rowland says.

“Palliative care supports quality of life and it's important that we support and recognise the people who deliver that care day in and day out through these awards.”

Anyone can nominate an individual or team for the 2023 National Palliative Care Awards, entry is free, nominations have been extended and will now close on Thursday, 22 June 2023. The process is easy and straight forward.