Providing quality palliative care is a priority in NSW.

The future for palliative care services was discussed at a series of 10 statewide Roundtables. The Roundtables provided medical, nursing and allied health specialists and community organisations with the opportunity to speak directly to NSW Government about the priorities and solutions in their local community. As such each Roundtable report reflects the discussion and ideas expressed by the participants at that event.  

Outcomes from the Roundtables will inform a discussion paper. Feedback from the broader community will be sought as part of the statewide consultation on this important issue.

The first Roundtable was hosted by the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health at Parliament House Sydney, for metropolitan stakeholders.

The Sydney Roundtable was followed by a series of meetings in rural and regional NSW. Mrs Leslie Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, led roundtables in Orange, Lismore, Kempsey, Broken Hill, Tamworth and Griffith. Hon Bronwyn Taylor MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW hosted the roundtable in Queanbeyan, Mr Lee Evans MP, Member for Heathcote hosted the roundtable in Kiama, and Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter hosted the event in Newcastle.

NSW palliative care Roundtable reports

Metropolitan (NSW Parliament House, Sydney)
Date: Wednesday 26 April
Western NSW LHD (Orange)
Date: Monday 1 May
Northern NSW LHD (Lismore)
Date: Friday 12 May
Mid North Coast LHD (Kempsey)
Date: Monday 15 May  
Far West LHD (Broken Hill)
Date: Tuesday 16 May
Hunter New England LHD (Tamworth)
Date: Monday 22 May
Murrumbidgee LHD (Griffith)
Date: Friday 26 May
Southern NSW LHD (Queanbeyan)
Date: Monday 29 May
Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (Kiama)
Date: Friday 2 June
Hunter New England LHD (Newcastle)
Date: Friday 9 June

The reports follow the Minister’s recent announcement of $100 million additional funding for palliative care over the next four years, including $17.4 million in the 2017-18 Budget.

For further information please email palliativecare@moh.health.nsw.gov.au

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Page Updated: Wednesday 12 July 2017