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The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care invite you to 'Delivering high quality, person-centred palliative care in aged care.' This hour long webinar on Tuesday, 25 June is for anyone who works in aged care. Leading palliative care experts, including ELDAC - End of Life Directions for Aged Care, QUT (Queensland University of Technology), Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), and Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP), will talk about the education and training opportunities available to help you deliver high-quality, person-centred palliative care. It's free to take part, register now ➡️ https://ow.ly/s9l350SiuIg

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Stop everything! Amazing television for your weekend with SBS Australia and their new series 'The Hospital: In the Deep End'. The series is a great testament to the people who work and volunteer in health care. In episode 2 Costa Georgiadis Official takes us inside the Sacred Heart Hospice at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney to meet his friend Camilla. Costa's trademark wit and wisdom, not to mention his own personal experience as a carer, are very powerful in helping people understand palliative care. Thank you Costa and SBS. Rest in peace Camilla, thank you for sharing your life and death. Watch ➡️ https://ow.ly/Gjwa50Sixrs 📸 SBS / Smashing Films: Palliative care patient Camilla Ah Kin and Costa Georgiadis at St Vincent’s Hospital Sacred Heart Hospice.

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Stand up and cheer! The palliative care community is well represented on the 2024 King's Birthday Honours list with Orders of Australia to: 🧡Joy Nugent, South Australia, for service to nursing, particularly to palliative care. 🧡Anne Stanfield, NSW, for significant service to community social welfare organisations. 🧡Dr Kathy Eagar, NSW, for significant service to the community through health services research and development, and as a mentor. Kathy has been instrumental in the impact of the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration through the UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia. 🧡Catherine Ringstad, NSW, for service to the community through social welfare. 🧡Maureen McInerney, Victoria, for service to the community through social welfare. 🧡Christopher Hall, Victoria, for significant service to psychology, particularly to grief and bereavement, including his role as CEO of Grief Australia. Congratulations Joy, Anne, Kathy, Catherine, Maureen, and Chris! Thanks for what you do, your work and leadership makes a difference and inspires those around you. Know someone who deserves recognition? Nominate ➡️ https://ow.ly/eyz950Siuji

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"On behalf of Palliative Care Australia and the wider palliative care community we represent, I want to publicly thank Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and Mrs Linda Hurley who have served as PCA’s Patrons for the last five years," says Prof Meera Agar, PCA Chair. "Through her earlier work as a palliative care volunteer, Mrs Hurley brought a level of knowledge and compassion to her shared role as PCA Patron with her husband, which only served to deepen the impact they both had." Full statement ➡️ https://ow.ly/EWZe50SisR9 📸 General Hurley and Mrs Hurley during a 2023 visit to Clare Holland House, Canberra.

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The inaugural National Palliative Care Week Lecture at Parliament House, Canberra, has really had people talking. Prof David Currow, Deputy Vice Chancellor at UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia took a deep dive into the future of living, dying, and caring. "Our health services today are playing catch-up," he said. "Our health services are actually geared to the middle of the 20th Century. Not the beginning of the 21st Century." You can now watch, listen to, or read a transcript of Prof Currow's address ➡️ https://ow.ly/38jg50SgE5y, please share with your circles. Thank you to Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ged Kearney for your participation, as well as the Co-convenors of the Parliamentary Friends for Palliative Care, Senator Catryna Bilyk and Nola Marino MP.

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The response to our national palliative care survey so far has been HUGE! Thank you! Every voice is important and gives us a deeper understanding of the challenges, barriers, and successes in delivering or accessing palliative care in a range of health settings. Please add your voice, you’ll need 10 to 20 minutes ➡️ https://ow.ly/3qMQ50Sf21F

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