Palliative Care

Our Pal­lia­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work aims to improve access, equi­ty and care to South Aus­tralians requir­ing pal­lia­tive care services.

COVID-19

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.

Read the Report from the Pal­lia­tive Care COVID-19 Response Group (156 KBPDF)

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.

Read the Statewide Pal­lia­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Vision and Aims (64 KB, PDF).

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

Alan Bevan

Con­sumer Representative

Car­o­line Amato

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
Helen Stone
State and Ter­ri­to­ry Man­ag­er SA/NT, Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Soci­ety of Australia
Jane Mar­shall
Con­sumer Representative
Kate Sweten­ham
Nurs­ing Direc­tor, Pal­lia­tive Care Projects, Depart­ment for Health and Wellbeing
Les­ley King
Region­al, Rur­al and Remote Project Offi­cer, Aged and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices SA/NT
Dr Lin­da Foreman
Pal­lia­tive Care Con­sul­tant, Cen­tral Ade­laide Pal­lia­tive Care Services
Liz Fal­las
Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er- Pal­lia­tive Care, Lime­stone Coast Health Service
Mark Waters
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Pal­lia­tive Care SA
Par­ry Agius
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Link­ing Futures
Dr Peter Allcroft
Staff Spe­cial­ist, South­ern Ade­laide Pal­lia­tive Services
Peter Jenkin
Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er- Pal­lia­tive Care, Resthaven Inc.
Sara Flem­ing
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
Alice Every
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

More information

For more infor­ma­tion about the Statewide Pal­lia­tive Care Net­work con­tact our Clin­i­cal Net­work Advi­sor, Katie.​Taylor@​sa.​gov.​au.