Palliative Care Queensland

Palliative Care Queensland Launches 2022 Priorities Report

Palliative Care Queensland is delighted to announce the launch of the 2022-23 Palliative Care in Queensland Priorities.

Developed at the Palliative Care Queensland Summit, an annual event that includes both a State of the State conference-style forum and a series of Hot Topic roundtables, over 150 people from a diverse range of backgrounds and organisations participated in these online activities helping shape the sector’s priorities for the year ahead. In addition to the conference, six virtual roundtables were then hosted between 30th of November and 2nd of December 2021, with topics including:
Topics included:

  1. Specialist Palliative Care
  2. Generalist Palliative Care
  3. Public Health Palliative Care
  4. Palliative Care for First Nations people
  5. Palliative Care for people living in regional, rural and remote areas; and
  6. Palliative Care for people experiencing homelessness

The findings from these two activities were analysed by the PCQ policy team and a draft version of the 2022-23 Palliative Care in Queensland Priorities was created. This draft version was then sent to all Summit attendees and PCQ members for feedback and ranking. The document was revised to reflect
feedback and then reviewed and approved by the PCQ Board in May 2022

Key Priorities

The 2022-23 Palliative Care in Queensland Priorities were created by the sector, for the sector. They are:

  1. WORKFORCE – Strengthen the whole sector workforce capacity in palliative care and quality
  2. SECTOR FUNDING – Fund and support palliative care to improve access, equity and transparency across the sector
  3. HOLISTIC AND INCLUSIVE CARE – Strategically increase sector capacity and capability to provide access to holistic care and inclusive care
  4. REMOTE, RURAL AND REGIONAL ACCESS – Ensure equity and access of palliative care services; narrow the gap between remote, rural and regional areas of Queensland.
  5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – Improve and increase community awareness, engagement and partnerships
  6. INNOVATION AND RESEARCH – Advance and showcase research, innovation and sector improvements in palliative care

Palliative Care Queensland CEO, Shyla Mills welcomed the report’s launch, “We are delighted to have launched the 2022-23 Palliative Care in Queensland Priorities. Created by the sector for the sector, they provide all stakeholders and members of our community of carers with a clear series of focus areas to improve care for all Queenslanders and their loved ones.”

“We would encourage our members, healthcare professionals, carers and members of our community of care to download a copy of the report, familiarise themselves with the key priorities and utilise our campaign resources to help advocate for positive change. On behalf of the board and PCQ Team, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of the report,” said Ms Mills.

Download the Report HERE

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