More specialist palliative care services

GOAL: Ensure that every person with a life-limiting cancer who needs specialist palliative care has access to it, when they need it, wherever in NSW they live.

When our loved ones are in the final stages of their cancer journey, they deserve the best possible care and support.

But, right now, that’s not possible because there’s a shortage of specialist palliative care in NSW.

There aren’t enough palliative care doctors and nurses to meet the needs of the NSW community and Aboriginal people can’t access culturally appropriate palliative care.

That’s just not good enough. We urgently need to increase the availability of specialist palliative care in NSW. The NSW Government must fund an extra 10 specialist palliative physicians, at a minimum; another 129 palliative care nurses; and culturally appropriate palliative care services for Aboriginal people.

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Briefing Paper [PDF | 235 kb]
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