National Palliative Care Strategy 2017 (Draft 2.1)

The purpose of the draft National Palliative Care Strategy 2017 is to provide an over-arching vision for palliative care in Australia so that all Australians with a life-limiting illness live well until the end of life.

21 Aug 2017

The draft National Palliative Care Strategy 2017 has been released for consultation and reflects the outcome of the evaluation undertaken in 2016 and feedback received from stakeholders earlier in the year. The new Strategy is an update of the 2010 National Strategy, rather than an entirely new document. It introduces six guiding principles and has revised the language of the goals in the 2010 National Strategy to reflect areas of strategic focus which are underpinned by goal statements and priorities.
Once the goals and priorities of the updated National Strategy have been agreed, it is intended that these will be supported by an implementation plan and evaluation framework.
A summary document prepared by ACSA can be downloaded here.
The full document can be downloaded here.

A consultation process relating to the draft Palliative Care Strategy 2017 is currently underway which includes the opportunity to provide feedback online as well as workshops in every capital city. Registration for the consultation process can be completed here.

ACSA will be attending a workshop in Adelaide on August 30. Feedback in regards to the draft Strategy can be forwarded to