Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care Program

The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure aims to improve palliative care coordination through Primary Health Networks (PHNs).

About the program

The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) program 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 program aims 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

All 31 PHNs receive funding to coordinate palliative care activities in their regions.

What PHNs are doing

Learn more about the innovative local activities PHNs have undertaken.


PHNs are planning, designing and implementing various activities to meet the goals of the program.


Palliative care contact

Contact the palliative care team for information about our palliative care initiatives and strategies and help with any of its related resources.
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