National Palliative Care Week May 19 - 25
"Palliative Care, Everyone's Business"
Over 25,000 Queenslanders die each year of anticipated deaths, most of whom will require some degree of palliative care or end of life care. As our population grows and ages, the number of people who will require palliative in the next 50 years is expected to grow dramatically.
The theme of this year's National Palliative Care Week is "Palliative Care, Everyone's Business", in recognition of the fact that death and dying affects every Australian, not only those affected by terminal illness. Read more
Introducing Palliative Care Queensland
Palliative Care Queensland is the peak organisation for palliative care in Queensland, representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.
Palliative Care Queensland is also a membership based organisation, supporting the needs of both specialist and generalist health care professionals working within the palliative care industry.
Palliative Care Queensland is a member of the Palliative Care Australia member network, and as such, aspires to meet Palliative Care Australia’s national aims at a state level.
Palliative Care Queensland is funded via the following sources:
- Queensland Health via recurrent funding and project grants;
- Palliative Care Queensland members;
- Donors and benefactors, and
- Corporate sponsors.
Patron: Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AC, Governor of Queensland