2020 Awards have officially launched

Palliative Care Tasmania is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth annual Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards, celebrating compassion and excellence in Palliative Care.

Chief Executive Officer of Palliative Care Tasmania, Colleen Johnstone encourages people to take the time and nominate,

“People and organisations working, volunteering and caring for those living with a life limiting illness or who are dying are some of the most selfless people in our community,” she said.

“We’ve made the nomination process very easy and it should only take a few minutes to nominate someone – please take the time, you will make someone’s day just by nominating them.”

Categories are

  1. Outstanding Palliative Care Professional – proudly supported by Millingtons
  2. Outstanding Palliative Care Organisation – proudly supported by Millingtons
  3. Outstanding Palliative Care Volunteer/Carer – proudly supported by Carers Tasmania
  4. Outstanding Palliative Care Community Advocate – proudly supported by HESTA

Everyone nominated will receive a certificate of appreciation, finalists will be announced on 29th of October and the winners will awarded on 5th of November 2020 in a virtual awards ceremony.

The Awards would not be possible without the support of our wonderful partners.

Thank you to our Community Partners – The Public Trustee and TPT Wealth and our amazing Category Partners Millingtons, Carers Tasmania and Hesta.

A special thanks to AON as a contributing partner as well.

Millingtons General Manager Travis Tann said Millingtons has proudly partnered with PCT on two Awards that recognise both an individual and an organisation doing outstanding work.

“Not every palliative care worker or organisation wants to be recognised, but it is important that we do recognise their efforts and important contributions.”

Community Partner, The Public Trustee, urges people to take the time to nominate a colleague, a friend or a family member.

“Our sector is rich with compassionate people delivering excellent end of life services, we hope these people are recognised through these Awards.”

Carers Tasmania and Care2Serve CEO David Brennan said,

“There are literally hundreds of carers and volunteers assisting people with life limiting illnesses, they don’t do it for the recognition but we should say thank you at every opportunity we can”.

HESTA is a proud sponsor of the Community Advocate Award

“We know there is amazing work being done every day in this sector by incredible people – let’s hear some of those stories through the awards nomination process”.

Community Partner, TPT Wealth is proud to help recognise the countless volunteers, professionals and family members working on the front line of palliative care in Tasmania. TPT Wealth General Manager, Craig Mowll said:

“The importance of community, professionalism and providing peace of mind are values that we share. We are sponsoring these awards as a thank you to all of the outstanding people contributing to the improvement of quality end of life care, support and services in Tasmania.”

Nominations are open until 14 October . Nominate here: https://pallcaretas.org.au/2020-tasmanian-palliative-care-awards/