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, including the following locations:

  • Orange, Lismore, Kempsey, Broken Hill, Tamworth and Griffith, hosted by Mrs Leslie Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health
  • Queanbeyan, hosted by Hon Bronwyn Taylor MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW
  • Kiama, hosted by Mr Lee Evans MP, Member for Heathcote
  • Newcastle, hosted by Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter
  • Dubbo, where Hon Troy Grant MP, Member for Dubbo, addressed participants
  • Gosford, hosted by Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter, along with Hon Adam Crouch MP, Member for Terrigal.

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
Western NSW LHD (Dubbo)
Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Central Coast LHD (Gosford)
Date: Friday 13 October 2017

This feedback from the community will inform future planning for palliative care in NSW.

The Minister recently announced $100 million in 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 8 November 2017