2023 Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards
Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards, celebrating compassion and excellence in the care of those who are living with a life-limiting illness, dying or grieving in Tasmania.
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker Governor of Tasmania and Patron of Palliative Care Tasmania has officially launched the nomination period which begins today, the 22nd of May, the beginning of National Palliative Care Week.
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.
PCT is also seeking nominations for the 2023 ‘Joy Coghlan’ Tasmanian Palliative Care Honour Roll (proudly supported by ). This recognition is for someone who has made an outstanding long-term contribution to the sector. The honour ensures these contributions are given full recognition and not forgotten in the passage of time. Nominations for the Honour Roll can include those who are still working, retired, or who have died.
Key Dates 2023
|Launch of Awards Campaign & nominations open||22nd May 2023|
|Nominations close||7th July 2023|
|Judging completed & finalist announced||13th July 2023|
|Awards Ceremony||8th August 2023|
Criteria and eligibility
- Entry is free
- Nominations should take about 10 minutes
- Nominations close at midnight, July 7 2023
- 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 email@example.com or call (03) 6231 2799.
Judging and Selection
Selection panels comprising experienced community, government and business leaders will meet around each category to select the 2023 award recipients.
The 2023 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
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.
Yes. The Awards are not judged by sponsors.
Nominations are made via the online official nomination forms listed under each category. Paper nomination forms are also available by request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 6231 2799.
There is no limit, however each nomination must be made on a separate form.
Midnight 18th July 2022
All online nominations will be acknowledged by email on submission. If you do not receive an automated email, please email email@example.com Paper nominations will be acknowledged on receipt by phone or email.
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.
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
Nominations will be assessed by a Selection Panel. Nominations will be judged based on the answers given to the questions on the nomination form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be announced 25th July 2022
The 2020 Awards ceremony will be held online on the 5th of November 2020
From 1pm – 2pm. Please save the date. All finalists and their nominators will be invited to attend via zoom link.
All nominees, finalists will receive a certificate.
Category winners will receive a trophy.
The Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter is the result of extensive consultations with Tasmanian service providers and community members, including Tasmanian Aboriginals and people from a range of cultures and social groups. The following principles reflect the voices of Tasmanians about what matters most to them.
The award is open to any individual or organisation supporting Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness and their families. This is an individual or organisation that has demonstrated excellence in embedding one or more of the
Charter Principals into practice.
The Charter is built on a Compassionate Communities approach, which recognises that palliative care is an important, shared responsibility for all Tasmanians. At the end of life, we all need to know that services and resources are available to us, our carers and other people who are important to us.
The Charter demonstrates our shared commitment to advocate for compassionate and quality palliative care.
The Tasmanian community and service providers are committed to the following principles:
- Relief from Pain and Other Causes of Distress
- Respect, Dignity and Person-Centred Care
- Good Communication
- Coordination of Care
- Place of Care and Place of Death
- Fair Access to Care
- Help with Planning End-of-Life Care
- Support for People Important to Us
- Support for the Unique Needs of Children, Young People and our Families
- Support for Aboriginal People in Tasmania