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  1. Palliative care must become core business in aged care – media release
    25 September 2020

    Palliative care must become core business in aged care – media release

    Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met, according to the national peak body for palliative care, Palliative […]

  2. Ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care – Professor Meera Agar
    25 September 2020

    Ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care – Professor Meera Agar

    Australia has a rapidly aging population, with projections of four million people aged between 65–84 years by 2022. More than just that; many people are living longer and are entering residential aged care with more […]

  3. Changes to PBS for palliative care opioids restrictions a major relief
    23 September 2020

    Changes to PBS for palliative care opioids restrictions a major relief

    Palliative Care Australia has welcomed the changes made by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which will optimise appropriate access to analgesic opioid medications for palliative care patients. These […]

  4. PCA advocacy for appropriate use of opioids for palliative care patients
    11 June 2020

    PCA advocacy for appropriate use of opioids for palliative care patients

    On 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines changed.  Governments across the world are making policy and regulation changes to address the high number of deaths and hospitalisations due to […]

  5. Palliative care… it’s more than you think!
    30 May 2020

    Palliative care… it’s more than you think!

    That’s a wrap! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported National Palliative Care Week 2020 and helped PCA celebrate, educate, engage and highlight all things palliative care!  National Palliative Care Week 2020 was held from 24 May […]

  6. NPCW Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event
    29 May 2020

    NPCW Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event

    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, […]

  7. PCA launches new Self-Care Matters resources to help support those who care for others…
    27 May 2020

    PCA launches new Self-Care Matters resources to help support those who care for others…

    Have you ever wondered why self-care matters? Do you suspect self-care is important but don’t know why or how you can find time to plan and practice it, especially whilst caring for others in your […]

  8. Calls For Palliative Care Reform In Post COVID-19 World
    26 May 2020

    Calls For Palliative Care Reform In Post COVID-19 World

    A new report released today has called for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, calling for an additional annual investment of $365 million to bring the system up to speed in a […]

  9. A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests
    25 May 2020

    A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests

    A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests: The importance of “comfort, compassion and connection” in end-of-life care was hosted on Facebook today, Monday, 25 May 2020. As part of National Palliative Care Week, His Excellency […]

  10. National Palliative Care Week 2020 Launch
    24 May 2020

    National Palliative Care Week 2020 Launch

    Palliative Care is more than you think! While conversations about palliative care have gained prominence recently as part of the Australian health response to COVID-19, there are still many misconceptions within the community about what […]

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