Palliative Care Queensland

Our priorities

Increase access to palliative care for Queenslanders under 65

Highlighting the necessity of palliative care for those under 65

Increase funding and support for palliative care services in the community and hospices

Increased funding for hospice and community palliative care services and for community awareness of palliative care is required.

Continue funding quality palliative care and dignified end­ of-life care for Queenslanders accessing aged care

The significance of providing dignified end-of-life care for the elderly, both within aged care facilities and in the community, is increasing every year

Grow initiatives that educate and engage the community to build compassionate communities.

It is vital to promote community-centered initiatives aimed at educating and engaging communities to foster compassionate environments.

Increase resources and funding directed toward grief and bereavement services and spiritual care

Improve availability of these services is particularly limited for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in the broader community, and in rural, regional and remote areas.

Prioritise funding, education, training and recruitment for a more culturally diverse palliative care workforce

Encourage health professionals and workers to engage in the palliative care sector and to support their retention

Improve community pharmacy support and services

Advocacy is required for enhanced pharmacy support services, particularly community pharmacy; focus on stabilising medication availability and supply; and training for pharmacists to continue to support people in the community with palliative care medication needs

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