Come and join us for National Palliative Care Week
National Palliative Care Week (#NPCW), held from 22 – 28 May 2022, is Australia’s largest annual awareness-raising initiative held to increase understanding of the many benefits of palliative care. This year we explore what your right to palliative care looks like in Tasmania.
The theme, It’s Your Right, seeks to raise awareness about the rights of all Australians to access high-quality palliative care when and where they need it. One of the great myths about palliative care is that it is only a synonym for end-of-life care. It is so much more than that. Anyone with a life-limiting illness has the right to live as well as possible, for as long as possible.
Palliative Care Tasmania will be hosting 3 community events throughout the week which will be held in the North, Northwest, and South of Tasmania.
The FREE two-hour community information sessions bring together specialist services who will talk to you about a range of end-of-life considerations and be on hand to answer all your questions. Speakers vary at each event but may include:
- Council of the Ageing (Aged Care navigation and elder issues)
- Services Australia (Centrelink issues and finances)
- TPT Wealth (Estate planning)
- Li-Ve Tasmania (Healthy Dying)
- CANTEEN ( Support for young people )
- Legal Aid ( Legal end of life issues )
- Carers Gateway
- & Palliative Care.
Along with these, many other events will be held to support local community groups to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and dedication of all those working and volunteering in the palliative care sector across Tasmania.
Please REGISTER for catering purposes. If you can’t register online, please call our office and we will register you.
Call PCT on 03 6231 2799 You can find more information on our website HERE.