Take action to show the Minister of Health we need more palliative care doctors and nurses

On 12 June the NSW Government announced a $100 million funding boost over four years for palliative care services. This announcement is a very good step as substantial funding for palliative care in NSW is so desperately needed. We are pleased to see the Government taking action in this regard and congratulate them on their action and positive funding commitment. 

This is a significant investment and an indication of the strength of the community campaign to ensure that those who need palliative care can get it – when and where they need it. Thank you to our CanAct Community for the role they have played in the I Care for Palliative Care campaign. Read more about the NSW Government announcement.

When our loved ones are diagnosed with a terminal illness they deserve the best possible care and support. 

But, right now, that’s not possible because there's a shortage of specialist palliative care in NSW.

There aren’t enough palliative care doctors and nurses to meet the needs of the NSW community and Aboriginal people can’t access culturally appropriate palliative care.

That’s just not good enough. We need the NSW Government to fund an additional 139 doctors and nurses and to meet the palliative care needs of Aboriginal communities.

Over the past ten years the CanAct community has successfully campaigned to introduce smoke free outdoor dining, ban sun beds and solaria, and abolish chemotherapy co-payments. Now it’s time for us to improve palliative care too.

Take action now to tell the NSW Government to end the palliative care shortage!


For more information about our palliative care campaign please click here.


14,109 PLEDGES
Goal: 15,000 pledges

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard:

Please end the shortage of palliative care by funding 10 additional specialist palliative doctors, at a minimum; 129 extra palliative care nurses; and culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal people.

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