National Pallative Care week is held 21 May – 27 May 2023.
This year’s theme is “Matters of Life and Death" and shines a light on the people at the heart of quality palliative care – our workforce and volunteers.
Palliative care is an approach to treatment that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness through the prevention and relief of suffering. Pallative Care involves early identification, assessment and treatment of pain in a holistic, patient-centred way.
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network (https://ceih.sa.gov.au/palliative-care) is committed to improve the quality, availability and experience of palliative care for all South Australians.
In this segment, we hear from Dr Peter Allcroft, a Senior Staff Specialist at Southern Adelaide Palliative Services and Kathryn Hourigan consumer advocate and community leader at the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN).