Palliative Care Tasmania is delighted to announce the finalists in the 6th Annual Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards that celebrate excellence across the state and sector.

Finalists have been selected by a panel of peers on the basis of overall merit, excellence and contribution. This year we received the highest number of nominations which made for robust deliberations and difficult decisions. We thank all the nominators for the time and care they took with the nomination process.


Finalists in Alphabetical Order

1) Outstanding Palliative Care Professional

Proudly supported by Millingtons Funerals and Cemeteries

  1. Dr. Ann Buchan
    Doctor, Ochre Health Medical Centre King Island, NW
  2. Kristina Mullins
    Nurse Practitioner, Moreton Group Medical Services, Hobart
  3. Dr. Shampa Sinha
    Doctor, Special Palliative Care Service South – Hobart


2) Outstanding Palliative Care Volunteer/Carer

Proudly supported by Lifeline Tasmania

  1. Dr. Paul Barrington
    Volunteer Carer, Hospice Volunteers South Tasmania, Hobart
  2. Sarah De Jonge
    Founder, 1000 Hearts, Hobart
  3. Mark Kelly
    Volunteer, Lifeline Tasmania, Hobart


3) Outstanding Palliative Care Service Provider

Proudly supported by TPT Wealth

  1. Gibson Unit
    Calvary St John’s Hospital, Hobart
  2. Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc
    North West Tasmania
  3. Hospice Volunteers South
    South Tasmania
  4. North Eastern Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale – Nursing Team
  5. Walking Through Grief North
  6. Whittle Ward
    Palliative Care Unit, Hobart


4) Outstanding Achievement in Palliative Care

Proudly supported by TerryWhite Chemmart

  1. Li-Ve Tasmania
  2. The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
    University of Tasmania, Hobart
  3. Working it Out – Silver Rainbow Program


5) Excellence in Palliative Care – Aged Care setting

Proudly supported by Australian Nursing & Midwifery

  1. Andrew Buckley
    Enrolled Nurse, Masonic Care Tasmania, Hobart
  2. Care Forward
  3. King Island Hospital & Health Centre
    Hospital & Health Centre, King Island


6) Excellence in Palliative Care – Community setting

Proudly supported by Caring@home

  1. Community Rapid Response North West Team
    North West Tasmania
  2. Launceston Community Nursing Service
    Launceston Community Nursing Service, Launceston
  3. The Golden Wattle Cafe


Thanks to the generous support of Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC the Governor of Tasmania,  the winners will be announced on August 9th 2022 at Government House.