Palliative Care Australia is the peak national body for palliative care. We represent all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations, the palliative care workforce we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
We believe quality palliative care occurs when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community.
Quality palliative care for all.
To influence, foster and promote the delivery of quality palliative care for all.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) launched in 1998, developing from the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc which started in 1991.
PCA represents eight member groups – listed below – and all Australians who believe in quality end of life care. Our work is aligned with the priorities in the National Palliative Care Strategy.
The work of PCA is guided by a robust governance structure led by the PCA Board.
The PCA Board is elected by secret ballot for a two year term at alternate PCA annual general meetings. Professor Patsy Yates – President; Head, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology; and Director, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, Queensland Health, Professor Peter Hudson – Vice President; Director – Centre for Palliative Care (St Vincent’s Hospital and Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, Dr Jane Fischer; CEO/Medical Director – Calvary Care Bethlehem Mr Philip Plummer – Treasurer; Consultant – HLB Mann Judd, Associate Professor Richard Chye; Northern Network Director, Palliative Care – Sacred Heart Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Services, Mr Andrew Allsop; Support Manager Psychosocial and Spiritual Service Hospice Care Service – SilverChain, Professor Fan McInerney; Professor of Dementia Studies and Education – University of Tasmania, Professor Lindy Willmott; Director – Australian Centre for Health Law Research – QUT
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Documents
Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is Palliative Care Australia’s patron. He has been actively involved in supporting PCA in his role, giving generously of his time to support projects such as the Lone Pine Hospice Project in support of veterans and hosting events for National Palliative Care Week.
Learn more about His Excellency here.
- Palliative Care Australia’s Annual Report 2014 – 2015
- Palliative Care Australia’s Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018
- Palliative Care Australia’s Constitution 2015