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  1. Camilla Rowland appointed CEO of Palliative Care Australia
    25 February 2021

    Camilla Rowland appointed CEO of Palliative Care Australia

    The Board of Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Camilla Rowland as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms Rowland will take up her new position with the […]

  2. Government urged to increase investment in palliative care
    3 February 2021

    Government urged to increase investment in palliative care

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has called on the Commonwealth Government to invest a further $365 million to meet the growing palliative care needs of people in the community, hospitals and residential aged care. The three […]

  3. New paper warns of COVID-19 impact on grief, bereavement and mental health
    4 December 2020

    New paper warns of COVID-19 impact on grief, bereavement and mental health

    A new paper has warned of the negative impacts on wellbeing, physical health, mental health and financial security that result from insufficient support after the death of a loved one. The outcomes paper Palliative Care […]

  4. Palliative Care must be a priority for all Governments
    26 November 2020

    Palliative Care must be a priority for all Governments

    One of the greatest challenges for palliative care in aged care is the varying responsibilities across the Australian and state and territory governments. The level of palliative care funding and support varies across states and […]

  5. Support Australians who are Dying to Talk
    19 November 2020

    Support Australians who are Dying to Talk

    Dying should be seen as a normal part of life, with grief and bereavement supported in the community and within workplaces. Death literacy across the community needs to be improved significantly so people are more […]

  6. Palliative Care Australia seeks new leader
    13 November 2020

    Palliative Care Australia seeks new leader

    The Board of Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has today commenced recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Rohan Greenland to take up an appointment as Chief Executive Officer of […]

  7. Ensure Equitable Access – palliative care is a universal human right
    5 November 2020

    Ensure Equitable Access – palliative care is a universal human right

    The diversity of the Australian population and geography means that no single model of palliative care works universally. Therefore, work must be done to ensure the models can be adapted to provide equitable access across […]

  8. PBS Schedule review to ensure access to medicines for palliative care patients
    5 November 2020

    PBS Schedule review to ensure access to medicines for palliative care patients

    A decision to review the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Palliative Care Schedule has been welcomed by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and described as an important step in […]

  9. Fund in full – we can’t implement if we don’t invest
    29 October 2020

    Fund in full – we can’t implement if we don’t invest

    As we discussed in our last article, the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is the instrument used to determine levels of funding in residential aged care. The ACFI does not adequately recognise the additional costs […]

  10. Palliative Care recognised in Aged Care Royal Commission Recommendations
    22 October 2020

    Palliative Care recognised in Aged Care Royal Commission Recommendations

    Compulsory palliative care training for workers, comprehensive sector funding that specifically includes palliative and end-of-life care, and a review of the Aged Care Quality Standards to require residential aged care providers to provide high–quality palliative care are among 124 recommendations handed down yesterday […]

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