Palliative Care survey report roadshow – coming your way soon!

Palliative Care survey report roadshow – coming your way soon!

As mentioned in previous updates, we are soon to embark on a series of roadshows across the South Island to open up dialogue on the PCW survey reports at a local level. The roadshows will be led by our Chair, Kate Grundy and supported by local PCW members (past and present). The first of these will take place in Nelson Marlborough DHB, starting with a community forum on the evening of 10th September in Nelson. We are hoping to see GPs, practice nurses, district nurses, ARC nurses and managers, pharmacists and other allied health staff as well as any interested staff from hospice palliative care. The focus will be on the provision of ‘primary palliative care’ – with attention given to any innovations and developments as well as to the gaps and challenges, using the survey reports to drive the discussion. This session will be repeated the following day in Blenheim. Kate will also deliver hospital grand rounds in both cities and meet with DHB and PHO leaders as well as with hospice staff. Later in September, Kate will do a similar visit to Southern DHB taking in Dunedin (20th) and Invercargill (21st). In early November she will visit the West coast and Timaru. An evening session in Christchurch will be followed by a regional forum to discuss all the ideas generated and to inform the ongoing work of the PCW. We hope that many of you are able to attend. If you require any information please contact Aleisha [email protected] or Kate [email protected]

Our vision: high quality, person centred, palliative and end of life care available to the population of the South Island according to need and irrespective of location.  https://www.sialliance.health.nz/our-priorities/palliative-care/who-we-are/