What we do
The Consortium’s workplan includes a focus on contributing to the availability of information to support carers of people with a life-limiting illness, including carers not currently involved with specialist palliative care services.
Links to various carer related resources and information can be found in our website Resources section for carers, families, friends and communities.
For further information about the Consortium’s work relating to carers and palliative care, contact Consortium Manager Louisa Di Censo on .
Clinical Advisory Committee
The Consortium supports the NW Metro regional Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC is a peer support network for clinicians in the region and provides:
- A forum for information exchange and peer support for clinicians involved in palliative care service provision, including input and review of content for the Clinical resources, information and training section of this website.
- Opportunities for clinician input to regional and statewide professional development and service improvement initiatives, including the activities of the Palliative Care Clinical Network (PCCN) operating as part of Safer Care Victoria.
The CAC meets bi-monthly, with various information exchange and other activities occurring between meetings. Membership of the CAC is drawn from the region’s specialist palliative care services and others with an interest in palliative care.
CAC members include:
- Hilary Hodgson, Austin Health
- Shaun O’Neill, Austin Health
- Kylie Johnson, Banksia Palliative Care
- John Doran, Melbourne City Mission
- James Watt, Northern Health
- Dr Barbara Hayes, Northern Health
- Val Crane, Bolton Clarke (formerly RDNS)/Mercy Palliative Care
- Rebecca Camilleri, Western Health
- Anita Haines, Western Health
- Amy Noble,Melbourne Health/Peter Mac/Parkville Integrated
- Dr Sarah Charlton, RAPID/Melbourne Health
- Ashley Nind, Western Health
- Philippa Sambevski, Western Health
- Julius Quiring, Northern Health
- Carmel Brown, Mercy Palliative Care
- Martin Kaltner, Northern Health
- Tamra Hoare, NWMPHN
For more information about the CAC, contact Consortium Manager Louisa Di Censo on .
Other consortium activities
- Aged care and palliative care
- Carers and palliative care
- Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC)
- Disability and palliative care
- Palliative care services quickguide
- Partners in palliative care project
The Consortium’s 2017-18 workplan includes activities focused on:
- Advance care planning
- Culturally and linguistically diverse communities and palliative care
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and palliative care
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex (LGBTI) communities and palliative care
- Community conversations about dying and death
- GPs, medical specialists and specialist palliative care (part of the Partners in palliative care project)
- Chronic disease support services and specialist palliative care (part of the Partners in palliative care project)
- Acute health staff (non-specialist palliative care) and palliative care
- Service delivery enhancement projects, e.g. After hours
- Data review to assist with service planning, identifying regional priorities for future service development and assessing regional progress in achieving framework goals
For information about these areas of work and any other aspect of the Consortium’s work, contact Consortium Manager Louisa Di Censo on .