Key messages

  • Palliative care consortia undertake regional palliative care planning and coodinate palliative care regional services in each Department of Health & Human Services region.
  • Each regional consortium has its own website, which gives a comprehensive overview of the services it provides.

Palliative care consortia bring together senior management representatives and clinicians from all healthcare services funded to provide specialist palliative care. Their focus is to work collaboratively within each Department of Health and Human Services region to deliver and develop palliative care services.

Palliative care consortia support palliative care providers within their designated catchment to:

  • raise awareness of palliative care amongst health care providers, ancillary services, community groups and organisations including residential facilities
  • foster collaboration amongst service providers to maximize designated palliative care resources, reduce duplication of effort and promote consistency of practice
  • promote end of life and palliative care education and training
  • inform improvements to practice through their Clinical Advisory Group and broader clinical engagement activities, including liaison with Safer Care Victoria’s Palliative Care Clinical Network
  • advise the department about regional priorities for future service development and funding.

Consortiums are required to provide an annual report to the Department of Health and Human Services at the completion of each financial year.

More information about each regional consortium including their annual reports can be found on their individual websites.

Barwon South Western Regional Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Jacqui White, Manager Palliative Care, Barwon Health
Manager Myra McRae
Phone: (03) 4215 5661

Eastern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Professor Claire Johnson, Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Eastern Health and Monash University
Manager Barb Dobson
Phone: (03) 8804 0651 | Email: consortiummanager@epc.asn.au

Gippsland Regional Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Cheryl Bush, Executive Manager Clinical and Nursing Services, Gippsland Lakes Community Health Service
Manager Anny Byrne
Phone: (03) 5623 0684 | Email: GRPCC.Enquiries@wghg.com.au

Grampians Regional Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Peter Armstrong, Director Clinical Services, East Grampians Health Service
Manager Brenda Green
Phone: 0407 555 496 | Email: GRPCC.gpalcareconsort@gmail.com

Hume Regional Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Jo-anne Cavill, Director Clinical Services, Seymour Health
Manager Elizabeth Jenkins

Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Kathy Wright, Executive Director Clinical Services, Swan Hill District Health
Manager Susan Morgan
Phone: 5454 9214 | Email: GRPCC.susan.morgan@bendigohealth.org.au

North and West Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Janet Phillips, Strategy and Operations Manager Palliative Care, Melbourne City Mission
Manager Louisa Di Censo
Phone: (03) 9486 2666 | Email: ldicenso@mcm.org.au

Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium

Chairperson Rachel Bovenizer, Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Home Hospice
Manager Tanja Bahro
Phone: 0418 584 106 | Email: tanja.bahro@smrpcc.org.au

Memorandum of understanding