Palliative Care gets a mention in the 'great health debate"

I nearly fell off my chair today when our Prime Minister mentioned palliative care during the televised debate with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott about health. I hope this was an indication that we are finally hitting the mainstream radar! Mr. Rudd didn't mention any other specialist care streams other than emergency and elective waiting lists, so palliative care being mentioned in his presentation related to beds, infrastructure spending and service delivery was most encouraging! It's up to us now to keep the momentum about death, grief and palliative care every where you go and maybe, just maybe we might finally get some investment in not only service delivery, but in health promoting palliative care and community engagement. Onward and upward!
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