Palliative Care. It's more than you think
National Palliative Care Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of how palliative care can help people with life-limiting illness to live as well as possible, for as long as possible.
Palliative Care Victoria wishes to thank everyone who participated in or supported events and conversations during this week about the importance of quality palliative care. We also wish to express our appreciation to those working and volunteering in palliative care. Thank you for your compassion, skills and dedication in supporting Victorians with a life limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.
National education campaign launched
Palliative Care Australia’s multi-media campaign Palliative Care It’s more than you think was launched during the week The campaign has been created to engage the community in a conversation about the benefits of palliative care and to challenge common perceptions.
Victorian events and media
Palliative Care Victoria CEO, Violet Platt participated in many events and speaking engagements included Royal Flying Doctor Service Memory Lane launch, Carers Victoria videocast, an interview with ABC Bendigo as well as soundbites on Mixx FM – Hamilton, KLFM – Bendigo & Castlemaine and 2AY Albury/Wodonga.
Regional news coverage showcased several palliative care services including:
- Goulburn Valley Hospice Care in the Shepparton News
- Bendigo Health Specialist Palliative Care Services in the Bendigo Advertiser
- Ballarat Hospice Care in The Courier
- Warrnambool Hospice in the Standard
- Victorian palliative care in The Third Sector an online news service.
Celebrating 40 year anniversary
Palliative Care Victoria celebrated their 40th anniversary during National Palliative Care Week. Speakers at the event included:
- Therese Williamson, Manager of End of Live Care, Department of Health
- Assoc Professor Barbara Hayes, Chair, Board of Palliative Care Victoria
- Adjunct Professor Violet Platt, CEO, Palliative Care Victoria
- Assoc Professor Leeroy Williams, President, ANZSPM