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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.


Medical Treatment Planning & Decisions Act: Important Changes

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Are YOU ready?

This important workshop will be facilitated by: Claire McNamara , Office of the Public Advocate.

The law on consent for medical treatment is due to be changed significantly on the 12th of March 2018. This has implications for a wide range of health providers, including allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.

This workshop is specifically for:

  • Palliative Care Services
  • General Practice
  • Aged Care
  • Community Health

It is your responsibility as a provider of health services to know about these changes and prepare for them.

This workshop will cover:

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Latest Documents
Palliative Care and Disability Fact Sheet #7
Information Session: Medical Treatment Planning &
Palliative Care Training Day
Abnormal Mental States & Palliative Care
Updated: Friday, 3 November 2017
Medical Treatment and Planning- changes to the ac
Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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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.