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Six general practices pilot new palliative care toolkit

Six Gippsland general practices are working with Gippsland Primary Health Network to pilot a palliative care toolkit to enhance the palliative care services they deliver.

The toolkit was developed by Gippsland, Murray and Western Victoria PHNs as part of the Australian Government’s Greater Choices at Home Palliative Care Program to improve palliative care coordination in the regions, and to enhance capacity and responsiveness of services to meet local needs.

Being cared for at home and dying at home is most people’s preference. This initiative aims to help make that possible.

The six practices expressed interest to participate in the pilot which includes education and training. Over the coming months, at least one general practitioner, practice nurse and an administrator will undertake a package of training from the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), considered the industry standard.

The participating practices are:

  • Advantage Health Point in Bairnsdale
  • Bairnsdale Medical Group
  • Project Health in Traralgon
  • Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Inglis Medical Centre in Sale
  • Neerim South Medical Clinic

Read the full media release below.

Media release – GP palliative care project 25042024

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