Australian Conservatives release $24 million end of life policy

February 06, 2018

The Australian Conservatives Party says people living in the state’s South East will receive world class end of life care under its palliative care policy.

Australian Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire has told the Border Watch newspaper in South-East SA, “The model we propose is for a $24.4 million package to improve access to palliative care services in line with the plan put to us from Palliative Care SA.”

He said “$14 million a year will be earmarked to support people in their final stage of life at home with the support of their general practitioner and palliative care nurses.

The policy also includes $4 million a year to ensure care is available 24/7, because illnesses don’t fit into a nine-to-five schedule”.
Another $6 million a year will also be spent to integrate palliative care into chronic disease clinics and $400,000 a year to provide up to-date information about palliative care to the wider community.

“The policy aims to bring equity and access to palliative care for all South Australians no matter where they live,” Mr Brokenshire said.

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