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Euthanasia Palliative Care

Euthanasia is a ‘failure of love’ in a throwaway culture

Euthanasia “is a failure of love, a reflection of the throwaway culture”, despite being falsely presented as “a form of compassion”, Pope Francis said. Source: Vatican News.

Opinion Palliative Care

Palliative care needs greater support and vision: CHA

National Palliative Care Week (May 19-25) provides an important opportunity to raise awareness about palliative care, in particular the top-quality physical and spiritual care offered by Catholic providers all over Australia, writes Bridget Meney. Source: Catholic Health Australia.

New South Wales Palliative Care

Petition to restore funding hits 3600 signatures – and counting

A petition to raise awareness about palliative care and restore funding in New South Wales has already collected more than 3600 signatures. Source: Broken Bay News.

Health New South Wales Palliative Care

Doctor warns palliative care appointments could be cancelled amid cuts

New South Wales’ local health districts will be forced to reduce their planned spending on palliative care after the state Labor Government cut the budget for end-of-life care by $150 million. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Palliative Care

Funding for palliative care in NSW cut by $150m to help hire more nurses

A promised funding boost for end-of-life care in New South Wales will be cut by $150 million to help hire more nurses to fill staff shortages. Source: Yahoo News.

Health Palliative Care

Hospital closure will not affect health services: St Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Health Australia says an “extremely difficult” decision to close St Joseph’s Hospital in western Sydney came after years of trying to secure a viable future for the historic site. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Palliative Care

Wife praises palliative care centre as ‘a beautiful place’

Liz Tantau is still grieving the loss of her husband of 20 years, Ian, but she’s determined to help people understand the importance and significance of the end-of-life journey.  Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Palliative Care

Boost for palliative care in New South Wales

The transformation of New South Wales palliative care is underway, thanks to a major funding injection from the Perrottet Government, with Mater Hospital the latest facility to announce a multi-million-dollar palliative care unit. Source: The Catholic Weekly.