Palliative Care Australia’s Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21

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Palliative Care Australia’s Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21

In this submission to the Federal Budget 2020-21, PCA calls upon the Australian Government to support funding measures and initiatives that will:

  1. improve access to palliative care in aged care, and
  2. result in robust implementation of the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018.

The need to improve access to palliative care in aged care is a theme that has been highlighted by evidence present to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The initiatives proposed in this submission would provide a sound framework for the Australian Government to act quickly and comprehensively on the Royal Commission's final report in November 2020. Other initiatives in this submission would ensure that the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018 is implemented robustly, resulting in more equitable access to palliative care for all who need it, when they need it, and where they need it.

Palliative Care Australia’s Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21