End of life care

End of life is that period of time when a person is living with an advanced, progressive, life-limiting illness. One in five residents in South Eastern NSW is aged 65 years and older, and there is a higher than the state and national average rates for premature mortality within the region.

End of life care is a key identified priority area for COORDINARE. We want to ensure that all people in South Eastern NSW have an optimal end of life experience, building on the strengths of care delivery and ensuring care and services are equitable, accessible, coordinated and culturally appropriate as the person experiences end of life. Read our End of life care statement for more information.

Community Participation - Marathon Health / Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Inc (MCCI)

Promotion and focus on end of life care planning community engagement, throughout the South Eastern NSW region. Visit the Marathon Health or MCCI websites.

Consumer and Carer Relief at End of Life Project – Palliative Care NSW

The project focuses on developing volunteer based support in the southern region, and will include improving the availability and capacity of volunteers to offer home based support to consumers and their carers at end of life. Visit the Palliative Care NSW website.

Palladium Care – Junction Medical Unit Trust

The aim of this project is to have all patients with a terminal condition or advancing age to have a clear management plan as they undertake the end of life journey.

Strengthening community based palliative and end of life care in Upper Lachlan Shire - The Health Care Centre

Staff will be upskilled to manage malignant wounds with patients that have a life limiting illness. In addition, monthly advanced care clinics will be implemented. Visit The Health Care Centre website here.

Caring safely for palliative patients in the last days of life - Batehaven Pharmacy

This project will strengthen existing links between primary and specialist palliative care providers, to support patient’s to be cared for at home or in an aged care facility through the implementation of the Caring Safely at Home resource. Visit the Batehaven Pharmacy website here.

A model to strengthen capacity and coordination of palliative and end-of-life care in Cooma residential aged care - Australian National University

The aim of the project is to strengthen integrated palliative and end of life care service capacity within Cooma residential aged care (RAC) via: strengthening the utilisation of advance care directives, enhancing primary care service models, and improving coordination and integration between providers of palliative and end of life care.

Community-based palliative and end of life program with Aboriginal communities

Waminda’s community-based palliative and end of life program with Aboriginal communities aims to improve coordinated palliative and end of life care for Aboriginal people living in the Shoalhaven. The aim is to increase capacity and awareness through training and credentialing three Aboriginal health workers in advanced palliative and end of life care; increasing health literacy; and providing a range of resources to Aboriginal communities and their health care workers. 

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