Earlier this year in October 2021, the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Chief Executive, Mr Graeme Loy, was reported to announce in a staff meeting that the Westmead Hospital dedicated stand-alone Palliative Care ward would reopen. This was after a ministerial review was called after a long campaign of advocacy led by Dr Philip […]
Dr Hugh McDermott MP, member for Prospect, joined Jim and Darryn to discuss his family experience with Palliative Care, calling for extending funding and support for palliative care in Western Sydney and the release of details of the review into palliative care services at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Yvonne McMaster OAM, retired physician and palliative care advocate shares with Jim and Darryn how Push for Palliative started and has enabled engagement and nearly 100,000 petition signatures. Yvonne also shares how important it is to get the promised palliative care ward right at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Andrew Montague, General Manager Health and Palliative at HammondCare shares with Jim and Darryn about the 3 main areas comprising palliative care being Hospital/Clinical, Home Care and Aged Care. Andrew also share the important role of local advocacy in the establishment of the palliative care ward at Gosford Hospital. Finally, Andrew shares his ideas […]