Welcome delegates to Terrigal, a beautiful seaside town in the NSW Central Coast Local Health District.  We have survived the pandemic storm and are now looking at our goals and challenges ahead at the Palliative Care NSW Biennial State Conference 2022: Facing the future together.

Palliative Care in NSW has received more investment and government support in recent times than at any time we can remember. We have ridden many ‘waves of change’ over the past 40 years or so, which we acknowledged and celebrated as best we could during our 40th anniversary year in 2021.  This year, it is with the benefit of maturity as an organisaton that we confidently work together to help shape the future of  Palliative Care in NSW.

The organising committee’s choice of  theme, Facing the future together, offers delegates the chance to really challenge themselves and their practice by looking to the future. We encourage delegates to envisage how technology, collaboration, communities, environment and policy will change the way we engage in end of life care more broadly in the years to come.

Over recent years we have seen the resurgence of ‘normalising death’ and making death ‘everybody’s business’, with the uptake of Advance Care Directives, Last Days of Life tools, myriad literature, and communities initiating home hospices and death and dying awareness.

We now look ahead to consider: What is our vision for palliative care?  How do we achieve that together?

Sub-themes include:

  • A Clear Vision for the Future of Palliative Care
  • A Clear Vision for Clinical Care
  • A Clear Vision for the Workforce
  • A Clear Vision for Multi-disciplinary care

We look forward to seeing you in Terrigal! 



Ms Linda Hansen
Executive Officer,
Palliative Care NSW

Dr Sally Carr
Director of Palliative Care,
Palliative Care Service – Long Jetty Health Centre

About Palliative Care NSW

Palliative Care NSW is the peak body and leading voice for our members, promoting quality palliative care for everyone.

Click here to join Palliative Care NSW and take advantage of member discounts on the full conference registration fee.

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PCNSW aims to:

  • Provide education and networking opportunities to our members
  • Provide information to patients and families/carers
  • Inform and educate the community about palliative care
  • Develop the organisation and achieve financial sustainability
  • Drive and influence palliative care policy