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.

Wishes Activity Statements

This is a recent project where 48 Value statements were compiled to encourage conversations around one’s values and preferences for care at End of life.

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