Services more accessible for South Australians

Monday 12th February 2024

Palliative Care Connect website and phone service launches

Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) welcomes the launch today of a new palliative care navigation program for SA: Palliative Care Connect.

“Today is a significant milestone in improving end of life care for South Australians and their loved ones”, Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Chris Picton. 

As the independent peak body representing palliative care providers, PCSA is supportive of this new Government program for the community and people experiencing a serious illness, dying, death and grief, as well as those with an interest in palliative care across South Australia.

Through Palliative Care Connect, navigating to palliative care health, social, community and volunteering services will be more accessible for South Australians providing information and connecting terminally ill patients and their families with appropriate care and support services. These support services are critical to all “to find the palliative care and services which are right for them enabling people to have the best quality of life at their time of greatest need”, Mark Butler, Federal Minister for Health.

SA Department for Health and Wellbeing Executive Director – Health Services Programs, Helen Chalmers acknowledges that “we have a passionate palliative care workforce in South Australia” and there has been high level of consultation into the development of the new Palliative Care Connect program.

Patients, families and healthcare professionals can call 1800 725 548 (PALLI8) Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 4pm to speak with a Palliative Care Navigator.

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