Join a Palliative Care Working Group
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network has identified the need for two important working groups to come together for a period of 9 – 12 months, to achieve the following project goals.
Applications have now closed Monday, 1 August 2022.
South Australia’s Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2022 – 2027
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network Steering Committee is proud to share South Australia’s Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2022 – 2027.
The Framework was developed by SA Health in collaboration with the Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network Steering Committee and palliative care stakeholders from across our community.
This provides the blueprint for the state services plan for palliative care, from primary care in the community to specialist palliative care. Good palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for those with a life limiting illness. As our population ages there is an increasing number of people living with chronic conditions, frailty, dementia or a cancer diagnosis.
Key initial focus areas for the Network and stakeholders are the development and implementation of a:
- Palliative Care Services Plan
- Co-designed statewide Palliative Care model of care
- System wide approach to the collection, monitoring and reporting of data relating to palliative care
Hear from Dr Peter Allcroft and Kathryn Hourigan about the Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network
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
Manager Clinical Services, Rural Support Service, Regional Local Health Networks, SA Health
|Dr Peter Allcroft||
Staff Specialist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services
Chief Executive, COTA South Australia
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
Dr Peter Allcroft
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network is the first network to implement a co-leadership structure. This sees both a clinical and consumer representative join forces to lead the network.
Statewide Palliative Care Network Goals
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.
Additional Documents and Information
- Australian Death Notification Services
- End of Life Essentials
- The Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine Inc
- Palliative Care SA
National Palliative Care Week 2022
The theme of Palliative Care Week 2022 is “It’s your right”, to raise awareness for all Australians that they have a right to the best palliative care services when and where they need it.
For many, the thought of palliative care raises concerns and fears about what to expect and where to seek guidance and support, whilst maintaining hope that symptoms can be managed and dignity maintained.
Statewide Palliative Care Network Co-Leads, Kathryn Hourigan and Dr Peter Allcroft have developed a series of videos that aim to increase community awareness of palliative care, discussing some of the difficult concerns and busting several myths.
To watch this series, see Raising awareness and busting myths about palliative care.
Have a question?
Or want to know more about the Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network?
Please email CEIHPalliativeCare@sa.gov.au.