Palliative Care in the Community – Continue funding

This programme supports approximately 64,000 people each year who die from terminal illness, providing them with the best care and support to maintain their dignity and quality of life.

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Why is this important?

  • This measure helps people who are terminally ill access the best care and support available to maintain their dignity and their quality of life.
  • It will continue the nationally led programme of activities and research that directly improves palliative care services for Australians with a terminal illness, and provides support for their families and carers.

Who will benefit?

  • This initiative supports approximately 64,000 people each year who die from diagnosed terminal illness and their families and carers.

What funding is the Government committing to the initiative?

  • The Government has committed continued funding of $62.8 million over the next four years.

What have we done in the past?

  • In the 2002-03 Budget, the Government provided $55 million over four years to the Palliative Care in the Community initiative.

When will the initiative conclude?

  • his initiative will be reviewed in the 2010-11 Budget.

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