About the measure
The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure provides funding for coordinating palliative care through Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
Why it is important
Being cared for and dying at home is most people’s preference. This initiative aims to help make that possible.
The goals of this measure are to:
improve your access to the best palliative care at home
support palliative care services in primary health and community care
make sure you get the right care, at the right time and in the right place to reduce unnecessary hospital visits
generate and use data to improve services
use technology to provide flexible and responsive care, including after-hours care.
Meeting our goals
Some of the ways PHNs will meet these goals will be by:
- improving coordination between your different health services if you are at home
- developing a system to allow early referrals to palliative care
- strengthening community support for your family and carers
- providing better resources for local communities to work with palliative care providers
- meeting community needs for palliative care
- working with the local hospital and the local community to provide home based palliative care.
Who we work with
Eleven PHNs were selected to implement activities under the measure.
From 1 July 2021, all PHNs will receive funding to coordinate palliative care activities in their regions.
PHNs new to the measure will commence planning and designing various activities to meet the goals of the measure. PHNs already participating in the measure will continue to implement activities in their region.