The NSW Government has committed an additional $35 million over the next four years to improve access to care and support for people who are dying, their carers and their families.
It will develop new models of care, foster new partnerships and establish linkages across services and sectors to develop an integrated network of primary care, specialist palliative care, aged care and community services. \
To do this it will work with carers, community members, GPs, nurses, allied health professionals, Medicare Locals, Local Health Districts (LHDs), specialist palliative care providers and the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).
To accelerate progress in putting these important strategic improvements in place, public, private, community and non-government organisations will be invited to submit proposals for community-based palliative care initiatives that will help achieve the actions listed in this Plan.
NSW Health will be open to considering a range of service proposals that address following the key strategic objectives:
- Expanded community-based palliative care services, especially in rural areas and for special needs populations
- Integration of primary care, aged care and specialist palliative care services across the state
- Expanded support for families and carers
- Extending the capacity of palliative care services in NSW