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National Palliative Care Awards 2021

The National Palliative Care Awards 2021 were held on 7 September during the Awards Evening at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021.

The Awards recognise the innovation, teamwork, and emerging talent in Australia’s palliative care sector.

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) received a record number of nominations this year, demonstrating the outstanding service and commitment of the palliative care sector during these challenging times.

PCA wishes to thank everyone who submitted a nomination for the National Palliative Care Awards 2021.

Congratulations to the following winners!

Team – Innovation in Palliative Care 

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (Paediatric Palliative Care Service) 

Team – Outstanding Teamwork Award 

Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers Inc. 

Individual – Emerging Leader 

Dr Graham Grove 

Individual – Emerging Researcher 

Dr Claudia Virdun 

Individual – Excellence in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care 

Cheryl Porter-Pedras 

Individual – Excellence in Generalist Palliative Care 

Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan 

Individual – Excellence in Palliative Care – Community Based Care 

Dr Paula Moffat 

Individual – Excellence in Palliative Care – Paediatric Palliative Care 

Associate Professor John Collins 

Individual – Excellence in Palliative Care – Rural and Remote 

Robyn Ellis 

Individual – Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting 

Yasothiny Yogarajah 

Individual – Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer 

Keri Wassenaar 


Joint Patrons message 

PCA Joint Patrons, Their Excellencies, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Hurley express their gratitude to everyone in the palliative care sector ahead of the National Palliative Care Awards 2021. 


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