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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.


Looking for regional education relevant to palliative care?

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Our 2014 Education & Training Opportunities calendar identifies education and training opportunities for specialist palliative care providers and health professionals who work in the palliative approach.

The calendar includes professional development activities and accredited courses delivered within the Southern Metropolitan Region or at venues that are easily accessible for staff working in the SMR.

Click Here! to view the calendar.

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Coming Events
Recognise & manage dementia in aged care
Thursday, 7 August 2014

Identify strategies & understand the impact of dementia in residents ...[more]

Pain Management in Aged Care
Thursday, 7 August 2014

Become familiar and learn to assess and manage pain ...[more]

Palliative Care Research Colloquium
Thursday, 7 August 2014
to Friday, 8 August 2014

AIm: To foster collaboration and conversation with those actively involved in palliative care research and related fields. ...[more]

 • events calendar

Latest Documents
Psycho-Oncology Annual Lecture: Spanning Cancer
SMRPCC Training & Education Calendar July 2014
Recognise & manage residents with dementia
Pain Management in Aged Care
Updated: Monday, 7 July 2014
SMRPCC Training Calendar June 2014
Updated: Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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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.