Members celebrate National Palliative Care Week
June 1, 2021
Last week VHA members across Victoria celebrated National Palliative Care Week (23-29 May), sparking important conversations about quality palliative care. Check out some of the discussions and resources below.
With National Palliative Care Week underway, we’re taking a moment to pause and reflect on the amazing impact our people have in this often misunderstood part of the health service.
“We are what I call ‘a team of teams’."
— Peninsula Health (@PeninsulaHealth) May 23, 2021
This week is #NationalPalliativeCareWeek. We're shining a spotlight our new #palliativecare ward (part of the Parkville Integrated Palliative Care Service), hearing from Director A/Prof Brian Le, NUM Holly Pitt & volunteer Kate Foley. Listen now #NPCW2021 https://t.co/gmcHXAbrHn
— Peter Mac Cancer Centre (@PeterMacCC) May 24, 2021
This National Palliative Care Week, a talking couch has been installed in Norwich Plaza, Bridge Mall, playing stories from palliative care patients about their lives and experiences of palliative care.
For more about Palliative Care across our region: https://t.co/Qh7mAiJeUM pic.twitter.com/VZ3M8fJ79A
— Ballarat Health (@BallaratHealth) May 24, 2021
Another episode of Room 64 | A Palliative Care podcast has released as part of #PalliativeCareWeek. In this episode, Barwon Health chief executive Frances Diver talks about the importance of encouraging conversations in the community about death and dying. https://t.co/jRG3ch1zkj pic.twitter.com/kFx9hfR0Pu
— Barwon Health (@BarwonHealth) May 28, 2021