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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 Care Australia.

Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) new Palli8 plan proposes eight key recommendations to improve palliative care in Aged Care, with calls for much needed funding to fully implement the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018, together with palliative care training for every health and aged care worker.

The Palli8 plan will be formally launched today at an online Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group event which will explore the critical role of Palliative Care in Aged Care and bring together experts representing consumers, the aged-care industry, academia and palliative care.

Hosted by ABC presenter, Dr Norman Swan, the event will also feature former NSW Premier, HammondCare CEO, Mike Baird AO, Older Persons Advocacy Network CEO, Craig Gear OAM, Professor Deborah Parker, Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) at the University of Technology Sydney and PCA Chair, Professor Meera Agar.

Read the full media release: Palliative care must become core business in aged care

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