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News & Events

Meeting the need for palliative care – a regional challenge

Meeting the growing need for palliative care is a challenge for the small team of dedicated staff at Echuca's Regional Health Service.

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AgeWell Palliative – a new focus for Uniting AgeWell and model for others

Services need to blend aged care and palliative care expertise to meet the end of life preferences of older people in the last 6 months of life.

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“Good old fashioned” comfort care needed in end of life aged care

Aged care services need more trained nurses to provide hands-on palliative care and end of life care.

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Anticipatory palliative care is vital in aged care

Anticipatory palliative care and a cohesive team approach are essential in providing good end of life care in aged care.

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We’re like a second family

95 year-old Muriel is uplifted by her weekly visits with her 'second family', the local hospice. "It's good for our well being" says Beryl, a regular volunteer.

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