Palliative Care Victoria was established in 1981 when palliative care was in its infancy in Victoria. Initially known as the Victorian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, it was incorporated in 1991 and changed to its current name in 1997.
All people with a life limiting illness and their families are supported to live, die and grieve well.
To achieve our vision through leadership that informs, supports and advocates for quality palliative care.
Our Desired Outcomes
- Caring communities that are supportive and resilient in responding to life limiting illness, death, grief and loss.
- Equity of access to quality palliative care when and where it is needed.
- High quality palliative care achieved through a capable and compassionate workforce and a strong, innovative and effective service system.
Our Strategic Priorities
- A vibrant, strong and innovative palliative care sector in Victoria
- Increased community understanding of what to say and do when facing life-limiting illness, death, grief and loss.
- Improved access by Aboriginal people and culturally and linguistically diverse communities to culturally responsive palliative care
- Growing, innovative, effective and sustainable palliative care volunteering.