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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.


Writing for Consumers

Monday, 30 March 2015

Many people in the community have difficulties reading complex health information or even letters addressed to them.

While health professionals often think that they are writing as simply as they can, there is much more we can do!

This 3 hour interactive 3 workshop will teach you how to produce health information and other written materials according to best practice principles.

Click Here! for further details.

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 •  SMRPCC Annual Report 2014  
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Coming Events
ACP Training for Health Professionals
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Category:Aged Care

ACP for residential aged care staff in BML catchment ...[more]

Workshop: Writing for Consumers
Friday, 15 May 2015
Category:Health Literacy

Workshop on writing health information ...[more]

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Latest Documents
Palliative Care Conversations
Updated: Monday, 30 March 2015
Writing for Consumers
Updated: Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Forum 2015: Participating in PEM
Forum 2015: Tied up in Knots
Updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Forum 2015: Identifying Carer Needs - The CSNAT
Updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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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.