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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?

Tuesday, 1 April 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
What is the role of palliative care in dementia
Monday, 26 May 2014
Category:Education Forums

This forum is sponsored by Easter Palliative Care ...[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
What is the role of palliative care in dementia
Palliative Care Colloquium: Melbourne August 2014
Forum 2014: Living Legacy
Updated: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Forum 2014: Peeking in Pandora's Box
Updated: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Forum 2014: Piloting Clinician Web-based Learning
Updated: Thursday, 20 March 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.