New commonwealth funding announced for palliative care

30th May 2023

Navigation pilot for SA and National palliative care projects announcement

SA Palliative Care Navigation Pilot Announcement

A new palliative care pilot will be launched in South Australia to make care more accessible.

Palliative care navigators will be employed to connect terminally ill patients with local palliative care services in a 3-year pilot program for South Australia.

The $7.5 million Palliative Care Navigation Pilot will include both Adelaide and South Australian regional centres. Funded by the Australian Government, the pilot will be implemented in partnership with the South Australian Government.

National Projects Funding Announcement

Australians who need palliative care will benefit from enhanced workforce education and training and improved quality through Albanese Government funding totalling more than $68 million.

Universities, health services and palliative care organisations around the country will share in $53 million to undertake 14 National Palliative Care Projects.

See a list of all Palliative Care Projects and End of Life Directions for Aged Care Funding.