Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards 20222022-08-10T10:44:50+10:00

Award Categories

1) Outstanding Palliative Care Professional

Open to any individual working in palliative care in Tasmania. May include: specialist and generalist palliative care staff, nurses, clinicians, doctors, allied health professionals, GPs pharmacists, CEOs, NFP staff, aged care workers, administrators, marketers, academics, researchers and educators.

Proudly supported by:

Millingtons Funerals & Cemeteries is one of Tasmania’s oldest funeral companies and has helped our community say goodbye for nearly a century. Understanding that times of loss require compassion and tailored professionalism, to say farewell in a way as individual as your loved one. Millingtons provides a full suite of services to Tasmanians, ensuring they help celebrate the life of your loved ones. Their mission is to provide the Tasmanian community with the highest standard of personal and professional care in the delivery of funeral and cemetery services.

2) Outstanding Palliative Care Volunteer/Carer

Open to any individual (volunteer or carer) supporting Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness and their families. May include: Palliative and hospice care volunteers, hospital volunteers, community volunteers, cancer support centre volunteers, aged care volunteers, family, friends, loved ones that have gone above and beyond in the support of someone with a life limiting condition, including young carers.

Proudly supported by:

Lifeline provides social support for older Tasmanians to reduce loneliness and improve their mental wellbeing through the Chats Program and Community Visitors Scheme. Lifeline Tasmania is dedicated to strengthening the community through these programs, crisis support, dedicated training, ongoing telephone counselling and support to families and communities impacted by suicide.

3) Outstanding Palliative Care Service Provider

Open to any individual or organisation providing palliative care to Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness. May include: Palliative care units, hospitals, GP practices community outreach teams, multi-purpose and health centres, district or regional hospitals, allied health providers aged care and home care providers, councillors, social workers volunteer organisations, community groups, community services and psycho-social supports, funeral directors, bereavement service providers.

Proudly supported by:

Established in 1887 to be an impartial and professional Executor and Trustee, TPT Wealth truly is the long game. We offer special expertise in Will Preparation, Estate Planning, Testamentary Trusts, Power of Attorney and Estate Administration services to help preserve a person’s legacy long after their passing.

4) Outstanding Achievement in Palliative Care

Open to any individual or organisation working or associated with palliative care in Tasmania. May include: all the above categories plus non-direct and non-clinical achievements such as academics, projects, disability, inclusivity, policy work, peak bodies, NFP staff, teams and projects, art and creative achievements, advocacy, fundraising and awareness, champions, change makers and more.

Proudly supported by:

TerryWhite Chemmart is one of Australia’s leading retail pharmacy networks delivering frontline healthcare. With more than 500 community pharmacies across Australia, we are committed to ensuring every Australian has easier access to pharmacists and expert health advice every day. TerryWhite Chemmart provides high-quality, accessible and cost-effective community-based health care

5) Excellence in Palliative Care – Aged Care setting

Open to any individual or organisation working or associated with palliative care in Tasmania working or associated in a residential aged care setting or home care provider setting. May include aged care organisations, staff, volunteers, support workers, team members, service providers and more.

Proudly supported by:

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (AMNF) is Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organisation. The ANMF is the union for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives, and assistants in nursing. The ANMF represents the professional, industrial and political interests of over 300,000 members. The ANMF is committed to representing Tasmania’s healthcare sector and the amazing nurses, midwives, and care workers who work within it. With 8,000 Tasmanian members. ANMF strength and collective bargaining power allows for active promotion and protection of the interest of Tasmanian nurses, midwives and care workers.

6) Excellence in Palliative Care – Community setting

Open to any individual or organisation working or associated with palliative care in Tasmania working or associated in delivering services or care in a community setting. May include community nursing teams, outreach, GPs and practice nurses, community health centres and staff, community houses, community service organisations, transport orgs, meal providers, support services,  holistic and social supports and more.

Proudly supported by:

caring@home, a national palliative care project, have developed resources to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Free resources are available Australia-wide for health care professionals, community service providers and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. New resources tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families will be released at the end of 2022.

The ‘Joy Coghlan’ Tasmanian Palliative Care Honour Roll

The ‘Joy Coghlan’  Tasmanian Palliative Care Honour Roll

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Honour Roll was established in 2020 by Palliative Care Tasmania to honour Tasmanian men and women who have made an outstanding contribution to our sector.

The Honour Roll ensures these contributions are given full recognition and not forgotten in the passage of time.

Nominations for the Honour Roll can include those that have contributed to the sector and are still working, that have retired or that have died.

We pay our respects to those people who appear on the Honour Roll. May they inspire and motivate future generations of people to make a difference.

If you have any questions about nominating please email veney.hiller@pct.org.au

Proudly supported by:

For almost 70 years, Meals on Wheels services in Tasmania have played a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of thousands of older Australians every year across 25 service locations. We support well-nourished, independent, and connected communities through the delivery of a nutritious meal, social engagement and a wellbeing check by our dedicated volunteer workforce. Meals on Wheels helps facilitate independence by keeping people connected within their communities.

With thanks to Joy Coghlan

Joy Coghlan left a substantial bequest to PCT after she died in January  2021 aged 91. Joy hoped that her contribution to the work of Palliative Care Tasmania would ensure that many Tasmanians would have access to quality palliative care and be supported to live and die well.

Joy was very grateful to the many neighbours, friends, support workers, carers support her to live at home for as long as possible before she moved to care.

Joy’s contribution to PCT will ensure key education, reward and recognition projects will continue and make a positive impact. We will remember her and her contribution through the highest honour of our sector.

Joy was a woman who was intelligent, had a strong sense of spirituality, and had lived a very interesting life.  Joy and her husband Bob shared a passion for photography and nature and were credited with discovering the Derwent Valley Wattle. Bob’s grandfather was the Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Joseph Cook, and later the High Commissioner to Great Britain. Joy was laid to rest with Bob on January 21 2021 in  Malbina, Tasmania.

Criteria and eligibility

  • Entry is free
  • Nominations should take about 10 minutes
  • Nominations close at midnight, 18 July 2022
  • A person can be nominated for multiple award categories, but each nomination must be submitted on a separate nomination form
  • Self-nominations are accepted
  • The nominee(s) must be residing in Tasmania
  • It is expected that nominees that are chosen as finalists will attend the Awards
  • All nomination information, photos and supporting materials collected during the process may be used and distributed by PCT for media and promotional purposes.
  • Nominations that are incomplete or not received by the due date will not be accepted
  • The primary organisation the work was undertaken with will be notified if the person is a finalist.
  • If you have a question regarding Awards eligibility, please contact admin@pct.org.au or call (03) 6231 2799.

Key Dates 2022

Launch of Awards Campaign, nominations open 23 May 2022
Nominations close 18 July 2022
Judging completed 26 July 2022
Awards Ceremony 9 August 2022

Judging and Selection

Selection panel comprises experienced sector professionals who will meet around each category to select the 2022 award recipients.

Awards Ceremony – Tuesday  9th of  August 2022



The Awards would simply not be possible without the support of our wonderful partners who are committed to the sector and the people within it. We encourage everyone to support the organisations that support us.

Category Partners

Community Partners

Working It Out (WIO) is Tasmania’s sexuality, gender, and intersex status support and education service. WIO provides support and advocacy services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) Tasmanians, and LGBTIQ+ inclusion professional learning programs. WIO is the Tasmanian partner of the Silver Rainbow program, delivering training and capacity building to services working with older people; and we support older people themselves in understanding their rights and ageing well.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a national employers organisation, which has represented and promoted the vital role of community pharmacy in the Australian health care system for over 90 years.  The Guild in Tasmania supports and advocates for a truly diverse group of community pharmacy owners who are medicine experts, focused on supporting their patients’ health journey through the provision of an increasingly wide range of professional services.

The 2022 Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards are the only state-wide awards that recognise compassion and excellence in Palliative Care across the state. This is our opportunity to acknowledge the many selfless individuals and organisations assisting people with a life-limiting illness to live, die and grieve well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for nomination? Can I nominate myself or my workplace?2020-08-25T21:09:51+10:00

Each category has its own eligibility criteria which can be found under each category description. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. One of the goals of this Awards program is to let people know about the many and varied ways that people contribute to Palliative Care organisations.

I work for the organisation that is sponsoring the Award. Can I still nominate for this Award?2020-08-25T21:09:24+10:00

Yes. The Awards are not judged by sponsors.

How do I nominate someone for an award?2020-08-25T21:08:46+10:00

Nominations are made via the online official nomination forms listed under each category. Paper nomination forms are also available by request by contacting admin@pct.org.au or call (03) 6231 2799.

How many nominations can I make?2020-08-25T21:08:22+10:00

There is no limit, however each nomination must be made on a separate form.

When do nominations close?2022-05-24T11:11:28+10:00

Midnight 18th July 2022

How do I know if you have received my nomination?2020-08-25T21:07:30+10:00

All online nominations will be acknowledged by email on submission. If you do not receive an automated email, please email admin@pct.org.au Paper nominations will be acknowledged on receipt by phone or email.

Can I nominate someone but not give my name?2020-08-25T21:07:03+10:00

No. We need your name and contact details in case your nomination gets to the finalist round. You are also required to get permission from the person you are nominating.

Do I have to tell the nominee I am nominating them?2020-08-25T21:06:37+10:00

Yes. It is a condition of entry that you have informed the nominee. Please do not nominate someone if they have asked you not to but do encourage them. Recognition for the work they do is important and provides awareness of Palliative Care in the community.

Please note that you will also be required to provide contact details for the nominee as part of your nomination form. We also suggest talking about the questions with them – they may be able to offer some extra information

How are the nominations judged and the finalists chosen?2020-08-25T21:05:53+10:00

Nominations will be assessed by a Selection Panel. Nominations will be judged based on the answers given to the questions on the nomination form.

Whoops! I just found out more about my nominee, can I redo my nomination?2020-08-25T21:05:26+10:00

Yes. Please re-do your nomination form, then send us an email to tell us to replace your first nomination with your new one. In your email please give us your contact details and the category you had nominated under so we can find your first nomination easily. Our email is admin@pct.org.au

When are the winners announced?2022-05-24T11:12:40+10:00

Winners will be announced 25th July 2022