Have your say on Palliative Care in NSW

Palliative Care
Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ occupational therapist Amanda Nowak with patient Iris Ruby.

The NSW community is being asked to participate in a palliative care survey to ensure everyone receives the support and services they deserve at the end of life. 

Providing quality palliative care to everyone in NSW is a priority for the NSW Government. On Friday 10th November the Minister for Health Brad Hazzard made an announcement about an additional $100 million funding to improve community-based palliative care services over the next four years. 

As part of the developments around palliative care, NSW Health held roundtables and consultations with communities, clinicians and service providers to get their thoughts on how to make palliative care more patient-centred. A summary of the findings from those meetings has been published as a consultation paper. 

NSW Health is encouraging the community to read the consultation paper and give feedback by completing the survey here: www.health.nsw.gov.au/palliativecare 

Feedback from the survey will inform a new palliative and end-of-life care policy due for release in 2018.  The survey will only take about 10 minutes and we’d like to encourage as much participation as possible.