Providing end-of-life care can be made more difficult during this time, and SA Health provides guidance to best manage patients and support their families.
For more information visit SA Health.
Palliative Care COVID-19 Response Group
A statewide Palliative Care COVID-19 Response Group comprising clinicians across the public and private health systems was established. The response group provided means to raise, discuss, escalate and resolve palliative care issues impacted by COVID-19. The group considered patient, community and staff welfare in the provision of palliative care.
The report from the Palliative Care COVID-19 Response Group highlights the initiatives undertaken for the provision of palliative care for terminally ill COVID-19 patients and their families, and the ongoing provision of safe pre-existing palliative care service delivery in the acute and community settings.
We’re committed to providing the best palliative care service to patients, carers and the wider community. We will accomplish this through partnering with a range of consumers, services and health workers across a range of sectors.
We’ll deliver better palliative care through:
- increasing awareness of advanced care planning;
- developing better health literacy in the community;
- collaborating to improve data collection; and
- measuring, monitoring and reporting.
Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program
The Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program will help improve access to and diversify quality palliative care services for priority populations as well as South Australians living in residential aged care facilities.
For more information about the Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program visit SA Health.
Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network Steering Committee
Director Clinical Operations, Specialist Programs RDNS
|Dr Charlotte Griffiths||
Palliative Care Consultant, Mary Potter Hospice, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
|Dr Deidre Morgan||
Lecturer, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University
State and Territory Manager SA/NT, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Nursing Director, Palliative Care Projects, Department for Health and Wellbeing
Regional, Rural and Remote Project Officer, Aged and Community Services SA/NT
|Dr Linda Foreman||
Palliative Care Consultant, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services
Nurse Practitioner- Palliative Care, Limestone Coast Health Service
Executive Director, Palliative Care SA
Managing Director, Linking Futures
|Dr Peter Allcroft||
Staff Specialist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services
Nurse Practitioner- Palliative Care, Resthaven Inc.
Lead, Paediatric Palliative Care, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
|Dr Sonia Schutz||
Rural GP Lead at Palliative Care
|Dr Stephen Byrne||
General Practitioner, Goolwa Medical Centre
|Dr Tim To||
Division Rehabilitation, Aged Care & Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Flinders Medical Centre
Nursing Director, Aged Care Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
To learn more about the committee members, see Steering Committee biographies.
Documents and resources
- Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network Terms of Reference (290 KB, PDF)
- Steering Committee Meeting Minutes — October 2020 (170 KB, PDF)
- Steering Committee Meeting Minutes — September 2020 (669 KB, PDF)
- Steering Committee Meeting Minutes — August 2020 (296 KB, PDF)
For more information about the Statewide Palliative Care Network contact our Clinical Network Advisor, Katie.Taylor@sa.gov.au.