ACSA supports South Australia’s palliative care announcement

Release date: 10 Feb 2020

The peak body for non-profit aged care providers, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) supports the SA Government’s announcement today to open grant applications for organisations to deliver new patient services for palliative care through the Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program.

This announcement was part of the Liberal Government’s election commitment and more recently the Government’s Budget initiative to improving access to and the quality of palliative care in residential aged care facilities whilst recognising the need for palliative care for priority populations, such as rural and remote communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

ACSA has advocated to the Government through pre-budget submissions for funding to be directed to the provision of best practise palliative care as part of offering choice for older people and welcomes the commitment to this important initiative.

ACSA supports Minister Wade’s comments about wanting to ensure that every South Australian has access to high quality care to support them to live - and die – well. This needs to be available for all Australians, no matter who they are, where they live, or what health issues they are dealing with.

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Media contact: Annette Glenister - 0400 772 722

As the peak body representing church, charitable and community-based organisations providing accommodation and care services to older people, people with a disability and their carers, ACSA can be contacted for comment on issues affecting the industry.

Areas ACSA may provide media commentary on include:  

  • Aged care reforms
  • Residential aged care
  • Home care
  • Independent and retirement living
  • Housing for older Australians
  • Palliative care
  • The aged care workforce in Australia

 

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