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  1. As part of National Palliative Care Week 2020 ABC Alice Springs featured an interview with well respected palliative care physician, Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM from the Alice Springs Palliative Care Facility. As part of the interview with ABC Alice Springs Drive program host, Alex Barwick, Dr Shaw discussed some of the misconceptions about palliative care […]
  2. Palliative care is more than you think Territory Palliative Care is spreading the word. When it comes to palliative care, “it’s more than you think”. That’s the theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week. Territory Palliative Care Occupational Therapist, Juliet Rankin, said programs for individual patients were about more than simply pain relief and […]
  3. National Palliative Care Week is an annual event organised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. Dr Christine Sanderson, who is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine and works at the Alice Springs Palliative Care Facility, speaks with CAAMA’s Investigative […]
  4. 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. […]
  5. 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 […]
  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 […]

    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 […]
  9. 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 […]
  10. 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 […]


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ABC Alice Springs Interview with Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM