Palliative care plays a vital role at the end of life for many Australians, improving quality of life for individuals and the carers, family and friends supporting them as well as reducing the physical and emotional distress of dying.
Last week, the Australian Government launched the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018 (National Strategy). The National Strategy is a commitment by all Australian governments to ensure that evidence-based, quality palliative care is available to everyone who requires it.
Urbis is delighted to see National Strategy released. It was developed by Urbis based on extensive consultation with over 150 stakeholders and will play a pivotal role in ensuring that people at the end of their life are able to access the care they need.
The development of the Strategy was a key recommendation of Urbis’ evaluation of the previous National Strategy, which was undertaken in 2016