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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. 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 […]
  4. 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 […]

    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 […]
  6. In 2015, the QuoCCA project began with the aim of supporting children and their families to receive excellent palliative care, through planned and coordinated education to health care professionals (HCP) local to the child and family. Off the success of the first QuoCCA project, another round of funding was granted by the National Palliative Care […]
  7. Have been updated following consultation with the palliative care community and other stakeholders. Much has changed within palliative care over the past decade.  Most importantly there is increasing recognition that caring for people who are approaching and reaching the end of life is everybody’s business – everybody in health, aged and social care has a […]
  8. The PEPA program has hit the ground running with 4 Darwin based clinical placements so far this year and 6 further placements scheduled over the next 3 months. The program has also delivered workshops at Menzies, Juninga aged Care and Tennant creek and has started planning for up and coming Workshops/Education at Groote Eylandt, Alice […]
  9. On Wednesday the 14th of March, Territory Palliative Care hosted their Bereavement Afternoon Tea at the Darwin Sailing Club.  Guest speakers on the day were Psychologists Gabby Lyons and Angela Van Rodan from Carers NT.  Gabby and Angela are well known in Darwin and offered an overview of their roles and how psychological support can be […]
  10. It all started 24 years ago with a plea from Di Byrnes, prominent tourism figure at Ayers Rock and Glen Helen and mayoral aspirant local identity.  Di was dying from cancer in Port Macquarie, thousands of kilometers’ from The Centre which she loved, but which had no dedicated palliative care facility.  Surrounded by friends and […]


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