Welcome to the website of Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium.  On this website you will find a wide range of information, including links to and resourcesabout palliative care in Grampians region, Victoria and Australia, as well as some overseas links.

Access SPCS information for this region here:- Grampians Specialist Palliative Care Services

If you are interested in education for your facility staff please contact us directly on 0409 137 483 or email Sharon gpalcarepacrn@gmail.com to discuss further.

Consortium Manager Position

Applications are sought for a Consortium Manager, this position will be
Permanent Part Time 0.6 EFT (24hrs per week)
Click here for full details and PD       Applications close 29th June, 2018

Bereavement Support over the Phone Workshop

This workshop will explore the concept that effective bereavement support can be offered over the telephone and participants will learn the different skills required to move from face to face support to telephone support.

Horsham – Wednesday 20th June, 2018 (0930 to 1530)           Click here to register
Horsham Golf Club, Horsham
Ararat – Tuesday 31st July, 2018 (0930 to 1530)              Click here to register
Pyrenees House EGHS, Ararat

A Practical Guide for Carer’s Video

This is a series of short video’s giving valuable information to carer’s.

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

The MTPD Act 2016 enshrines advance care directives in Victorian law and creates clear obligations for health practitioners caring for people who do not have decision-making capacity.
To give Victorians confidence that their decisions about medical treatment will be respected, the Department of Health and Human Services  has created the standard forms below, which allow Victorians to:

  • Make an advance care directive which can include an instructional directive (which will provide specific directives about treatment a person consents to or refuses) and/or a values directive (which will describe a person’s views and values).
  • Appoint a medical treatment decision maker (who will make decisions on behalf of a person when they no longer have decision making capacity).
  • Appoint a support person (who will assist a person to make decisions for themselves, by collecting and interpreting information or assisting the person to communicate their decisions).

For further information on advance care planning, please visit the Better Health Channel.
Additional resources for health practitioners can be found elsewhere in health.vic’s Advance Care Planning section.

Other useful resources:-
http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/upcoming-changes-to-medical-decision-making-laws
https://betterhealth.vic.gov.au/havetheconversation
Guardianship-and-administration-orders
Palliative Care National Standards 2016
Dementia Australia - start2talk