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Diagnostic Report to Inform the Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision

Added: 17 February 2014

The Palliative Care Network Executive is pleased to announce the release of the Diagnostic Report to Inform the Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision.

We’ve looked broadly across health, aged and community care systems in NSW to develop an integrated Model that supports a seamless patient journey for people as they approach and reach the end of life, their families and carers. To achieve this objective the network has undertaken a broad inclusive diagnostic approach involving patients and carers, primary care, aged care, acute care and specialist palliative care professionals.

This Report summarises the results of the comprehensive evidence gathering process. It will allow us to better understand the issues that need to be considered at a systems level in order to develop a flexible, evidence-based Model of Care. Over 1,200 stakeholders were consulted; research-based evidence considered and an innovative Fact of Death Analysis undertaken by the ACI’s Health Economics and Analysis Team.

The Report synthesises a detailed list of findings into 12 key learnings that will directly inform ongoing consultation and the development of a Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision. The vision for the Model is to ensure that all NSW residents have access to quality care based on assessed need as they approach and reach the end of their life.

We hope you also find this Report a useful document to assist with local planning.

Ghauri Aggarwal and Sue Hanson,
Co-chairs, NSW ACI Palliative Care Network

See the one-page summary document: Update: Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision