News & Events

Latest News

“Pen Pals”

An interim program Banksia Palliative Care Service introduced to help support clients in isolation has been a huge success. They are now considering whether it should be incorporated into their ongoing program.

Continue Here

The essential role of volunteers when social distancing is the norm.

Volunteers are well known to provide the additional human face of palliative care services. However, in the current pandemic, visits are restricted, or undertaken by phone or Skype providing a challenge to their role.

Continue Here

The art of communicating compassion in PPE: Pantomime of Purposeful Expression

Liese Groot-Alberts, a NZ palliative care educator and mentor offers simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety, re-connect with your compassion and improve communication during this time of pandemic.

Continue Here

Bringing virtual worlds to palliative patients

A NEW palliative care program at Barwon Health is utilising virtual reality (VR) technology as a form of diversion therapy that also allows patients to encounter immersive experiences.

Continue Here

Enhancing independence and autonomy at Anam Cara House, Geelong

Anam Cara House Geelong supports people from Geelong and the wider region who have a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. It combines a unique home-like environment with best practice clinical care.

Continue Here

Find a palliative care service