The network aims to ensure that all NSW residents have equitable access to quality care, based on assessed need, as they approach and reach the end of their life.
Our approach places the person at the centre of care, where their preferences, values, beliefs and dignity are respected, and quality of life matters most.
The network drives continuous improvement through building partnerships with our network members, including:
- medical specialists, including general practitioners
- aged care providers
- allied health practitioners
- consumers and carers
- service managers
- researchers and academics.
The network is led by the network executive committee and supported by co-chairs.
Dr Sarah Wenham
Specialist Palliative Care Physician
Palliative Care Education Program Coordinator
Projects and responsibilities
Network Executive Committee
The committee oversees network projects and activities and establishes working groups to support the development of key initiatives and projects.
Fact of Death Analysis Working Group
This group is analysing data on the use of hospitals by people in their last year of life, and will report on:
- life limiting morbidities at time of death
- frequency of hospital admissions in public and private hospitals
- palliative care use in public and private hospitals.
End of Life Care Decisions Expert Advisory Group
This group is reviewing the Using Resuscitation Plans in End of Life Decisions policy directive (PD2014_030). This review aims to ensure a patient’s values, goals and wishes are heard, documented and delivered as they approach end of life.