Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC) undertakes work beyond the resources of individual member palliative care services.  The focus of work is strengthening community access to high quality palliative care through regional planning, overseeing care co-ordination and service integration.

The GRPCC’s vision is that people with a life-limiting illness and their families and carers will have access to a high quality service delivery which is innovative and provides evidence-based, coordinated care and support that is responsive to their individual needs.

The GRPCC provides support to its member agencies by:

  • undertaking regional planning;
  • coordinating palliative care service provision;
  • advising the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) about regional priorities for future service development and funding; and
  • managing the service delivery framework and undertaking communication, capacity building and clinical service improvement initiatives in conjunction with the Safer Care Victoria’s Palliative Care Clinical Network.

Click here to view the DHHS Consortia Role Statement’s

In June 2016, the Victorian Government released  ‘Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework‘ – A guide for high-quality end of life care for all Victorians.  Consultations resulted in the framework having overarching guiding principles that subsequently informed the vision, goals, priority areas and aims of Consortia across Victoria.

The following summary outlines the priority areas and aims for each, in order to deliver the right care at the right time and in the right place, to respond to the needs of people and their families.

Priority 1: Person-centred services

  • A person’s care is individualised.
  • Families and carers are supported and valued.
  • People have information that supports decision making.
  • People have opportunities to develop their advance care plan.

Priority 2: Engaging communities, embracing diversity

  • All communities and groups have access to end of life care and planning.
  • Improved engagement with community leaders to enable them to connect
    their communities to end of life care.
  • Communities understand the services available for end of life care and bereavement support.

Priority 3: People receive services that are coordinated and integrated

  • People experience services that are coordinated and designed locally.
  • The primary, hospital, palliative and aged care sectors connect effectively to
    respond to care needs.
  • Early discussion, referral, planning and coordination occurs.

Priority 4: Quality end of life and palliative care is everyone’s responsibility

  • Knowledge is increased across the healthcare sector to provide safe, quality care.
  • End of life care is consistent across the healthcare system.
  • Healthcare staff are equipped to communicate and deliver the benefits of palliative care.
  • Organisations actively support their staff in the delivery of quality end of life care.

Priority 5: Specialist palliative care is strengthened

  • Models of home-based care are effective and efficient.
  • The specialist workforce is used effectively.
  • Specialist palliative care is accessible locally.