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  1. The Northern Territory Government is giving Territorians the opportunity to shape important laws on health care for their loved ones with the release of a discussion paper. The Health Care Decision Maker discussion paper outlines proposed legal reforms to improve health care decision making when patients do not have the capacity to make decisions themselves. […]
  2. Do you know an individual or team who is making a difference in palliative care in the Northern Territory? Why not nominate them for the National Palliative Care Awards? Palliative Care Australia’s National Palliative Care Awards seek to recognise innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in the palliative care sector. The awards reward the efforts of those […]
  3. On Wednesday 10 July Juninga Centre will be hosting a NAIDOC Week BBQ at their centre for people working in palliative care   Address: Juninga Centre, Dick Ward Drive, Coconut Grove NT Time: 10am Contact: Lyn on (08) 8948 0442 To read more about NAIDOC Week 2019 visit
  4. The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing conference at Darwin Convention Centre will be an Indigenous space built on First Nations knowledge and values.​ It will be a space to connect Indigenous peoples, and non-Indigenous colleagues, and share the journey together.  ​Through the conference theme, the Institute invites an important discussion about the futures we want […]
  5. Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) invites all nurses to attend the Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program in Darwin. Registering for this workshop is the first step in APNA’s Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing Program (CDM & HA program). The highly engaging and interactive session will guide you through your role in empowering […]
  6. The theme for National Palliative Care Week 2019 is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held from the 19-25 May 2019.  National Palliative Care Week is a national week supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. The theme addresses the need for Australians to […]
  7. Applications now open: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Grant Eligible primary health care providers can apply for up to $6,000 to purchase educational resources to support the onsite learning of their Indigenous workforce. This could include office furniture and equipment, written resources, a computer, iPad or other IT infrastructure. Applications are open now and […]
  8. 10-13 September 2019 – Perth, WA 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference The biennial Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, 19OPCC, formerly known as the Australian Palliative Care Conference, is the pre-eminent event in the Oceanic region for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this […]
  9. Tree of Life is a creative process drawing on Art, Music and Narrative therapy methods, facilitated by a Registered Music Therapist. While listening to 7 pieces of music participants are guided to create their very own ‘tree of life’ artwrork from the roots to the seeds. This process encourages us to reflect on our strengths, […]

    15 October 2018

    The Northern Territory Hospice & Palliative Care Association (NTHPCA) was incorporated in October 1992 in response to the need for increased services and public awareness in Palliative Care. In 1995, two branches of the NTHPCA Inc. were formed.  The Top End Branch is based in Darwin and the Central Branch in Alice Springs. Palliative Care […]


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