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Our Advocacy

Advocacy at an individual, community and systemic level is an important part of our work. We help many people with a life limiting illness and their families to access palliative care services and provide advice about their rights and avenues available to them to resolve any issues.

We also work with the Victorian Government and other relevant organisations. We make submissions, contribute to policy development and seek the funding needed to ensure Victoria has a strong palliative care service capable of providing high quality palliative care and end of life care to all Victorians, when and where they need it.

As a founding and active member of Palliative Care Australia, we also contribute advice on a range of national palliative care policies and programs.

Recent Work

This is an important time for the development of palliative care and end of life care in Victoria. Here are some recent submissions and presentations to the Victorian Government:

Indian Care - Culturally appropriate food for older people 

Culturally appropriate food is explored here through a case study of Victoria’s ageing Australian-Indian community. 

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COVID-19 Impacts on Palliative Care - Vic Parliamentary Inquiry Submission 

This submission provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of person-centred palliative care and to provide opportunities based on this experience for government to better support palliative care for all Victorians, now, in the future and particularly in the event of future.... 

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Victorian Palliative Care Service Funding 2019-20

This paper compares Victorian Government recurrent funding for inpatient and community palliative care services for 2014-15 and 2019-2020 respectively. 

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Estimated need and unmet need for palliative care in Victoria

At least 10,000 Victorians who die currently miss out on needed palliative care.

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Significant regional inequalities in access to Victorian palliative care services 

At least 10,000 Victorians who die this year will miss out on needed access to palliative care. They do not have access to palliative care when and where they need it.

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