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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.


Australian Palliative Care Conference

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Palliative Care: Fit for the Future
1 4 September, 2015
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The conference will bring together delegates from across Australia and the world to explore the importance of palliative care in all its dimensions. Clinicians, researchers, volunteers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and all those who have a passion for palliative care will share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by keynote speakers and build valuable networks.

For further information Visit Conference Website!

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Coming Events
Aged Care Workshops
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
to Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Category:Aged Care

Palliative Approach training for residential and community aged care staff ...[more]

PATSI Meeting 3 - October 7,8 & 13 2015
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
to Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Category:Aged Care

Palliative Approach Support Meeting ...[more]

Link Nurse Support Meeting:
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
to Thursday, 22 October 2015
Category:Aged Care

Alert: Next round of PATSI meetings in October 2015 ...[more]

 • events calendar

Latest Documents
PATSI Meeting 3
Updated: Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Paediatric Palliative Care A Parents Perspective
Paper: Carer Support Needs
Updated: Thursday, 7 May 2015
Strategies for Successful Family Meetings
Palliative Care Conversations
Updated: Monday, 30 March 2015

 • 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.