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  • influence, foster and promote

    Through the delivery of quality care at end of life for all and to offer compassion and support to the terminally ill, their carers and families.

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    who is palliative care

     

    Palliative Care ACT is the representative voice for palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory. Formed in 1985, we are a non-government community based organisation, a registered charity and a founding member of the national peak body.

     

    About Us

What we do

To deliver our mission we:

promote palliative care in the community

promote palliative care in the community

provide community education in aspects of palliative care

provide community education in aspects of palliative care

advocate for, and promote, provision of best quality palliative care services.

advocate for, and promote, provision of best quality palliative care services.

deliver volunteer palliative services to support patients, carers and their families with care, compassion, respect and dignity

deliver volunteer palliative services to support patients, carers and their families with care, compassion, respect and dignity

support other likeminded organisations through partnerships and collaboration

support other likeminded organisations through partnerships and collaboration

Many of our services are delivered by volunteers, supported by a professional team who train them and coordinate their activities.

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OUR LATEST

Life Review Letter -

Life Review Letter - "Dear Friends and Family" Project

What would you most like to say to your friends and family when you die?

Stanford has just released a series of seven questions for you to ponder as you write to your loved ones to tell them how much they mean to you.

Click through for more information...

Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner

Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner

Tickets are now available for the Palliative Care ACT annual fundraising dinner on 29 October 2016.

It promises to be an exciting evening with live entertainment and delicious food at the Canberra Southern Cross Club.

All funds raised will go towards continuing the work of PC ACT to support those with life limiting illnesses in the ACT and surrounding communities.

Check out our home page for more information.

Coming along? Let us know via our event on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!

Voting is now open!

Voting is now open! "Life in Death" art competition

Voting is now open for the inaugural national art competition "Life in Death"

Palliative Care Australia, our partners in this competition, are providing an amazing cash prize to two winners!

Have your say in the People's Choice Award by heading over to http://dyingtotalk.org.au/art/vote/ to cast your vote

How to help those who are dying

How to help those who are dying

In March 2015, Ruth Terracini wrote a list of practical tips on ways you can help someone who is dying.

A year on from her death in August 2015, her husband reflects.

We all struggle to know what to say or do when a family member or friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and often we are simply left with "Let me know if there is anything I can do."

Practical and emotional supports are essential when someone is facing a terminal illness. For the patient and the carer, whose daily routine is suddenly changed. Groceries can drop off the list, and the lawn could remain unmowed, as more important things are attended to.

But more often than not, a simple message of support can make all the difference.

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