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The Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium is an alliance of palliative care service providers that aims to support improvements in the integration and coordination of palliative care services. The Consortium includes services that work in the community (caring for people in their homes), in acute settings (caring for people in hospital) and in inpatient settings (hospices and palliative care units).

Palliative care is care provided to people of all ages who have a life limiting illness, with little or no prospect of cure, and for whom the primary treatment goal is quality of life.

Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care for all Australians. Palliative Care Australia 2005

If you are a health care professional, a client, carer, volunteer or perhaps you simply want to know more about palliative care, this site has information about services in the region how they can be accessed.


The Intersection: Chronic Disease & Palliative Care

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

For Specialist Palliative Care Staff

Join your palliative care colleagues from the Southern Metro Region for a day of sharing, learning and networking!

Program includes:
Chronic Disease and Palliative Care

  • Renal failure
  • Heart failure
  • COPD
Please CLICK HERE! for further information and registration details. Registration is essential and numbers are limited so book early! ...[Go to full story]

Other news items
 •  The Intersection: Chronic Disease & Palliative Care  
 •  New palliative and end of life care resources for aged care health professionals  
 •  Palliative Approach Education for RACFs  

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Coming Events
PEPA Workshop Disability Sector
Tuesday, 28 June 2016

FREE interactive workshop for disability service workers ...[more]

 • events calendar

Latest Documents
MND Twilight @ St Vincent's Hospital
Forum 2016: Barriers to referral to palliative car
Forum 2016: Lung Disease and Palliative Care
Updated: Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Forum 2016: Chronic Disease and Palliative Care
Forum 2016: Heart Failure and Palliative Care.
Updated: Wednesday, 1 June 2016

 • document library


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Health Care Professionals - essential information about palliative care services and accessing these services. Volunteers - learn how you can become a volunteer, where you can volunteer and the training opportunities that are available. Patient & Carers Information - everything you need to know about the support and services available in the southern region. Events Calendar provides information about important up coming Palliative Care events. Palliative Care Services Locater helps you find your nearest palliative care service provider.