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Referrals

If you would like to refer your client to Hospice for admissions, please fill in and submit the linked PalCare referral form
Referrals

Credentialing

The Hospice has many of the local GPs credentialed to admit to the hospice. Most take sole care of their patients in the hospice with a few sharing the responsibility with others within their practice or with GP registrars. This means that patients receive a high level on continuity with their medical care and are afforded the opportunity to have care from a medical practitioner with whom they have a long standing relationship.

The Hospice provides an environment where GPs with appropriate qualifications and experience can deliver safe, high quality palliative care services. The credentialing system supports this in a local process for reviewing the credentialing and scope of clinical practice applications for all doctors seeking to provide services within the Hospice. The Hospice Board of Management delegates the responsibility for the management of the processes of credentialing and scoping clinical practice to the Medical Credentialing Committee (MCC).

To apply for credentialing or re-credentialing at the Hospice please complete the forms below ensuring that all supporting documentation is included in your application. Applications are to be submitted to admin@albanyhospice.org.au If you have any queries please contact the Hospice Manager on (08) 9892 2456.

Orientation Sessions

The Hospice offers an orientation session for all newly credentialed doctors and all current credentialed doctors who would like a refresher in Hospice operations. These sessions will be held every two months at the Hospice.

The session will include a tour of the Hospice, an introduction to the electronic patient records system PalCare, and an overview of the Hospice's processes and practices.

Dates of the orientation sessions for 2019 are:

  • Wednesday 6 March 2019 - 5.30-6pm
  • Wednesday 1 May 2019 - 5.30-6pm
  • Wednesday 3 July 2019 - 5.30pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 4 September 2019 - 5.30-6pm
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019 - 5.30-6pm

Training

The Hospice is holding half-hour information sessions every two months after the Orientation sessions. The information sessions will cover a range of topics related to palliative care and we invite all interested health professionals, staff and volunteers to attend. The information sessions will be held from 6-6.30pm at the Hospice. 

Details of the 2019 information sessions will be added soon.

As further training opportunities arise they will be posted here and added to the events calendar.

Bits and Bytes (articles and resources)

Bringing relevant evidence and quality information to palliative care: http://www.caresearch.com.au

The Palliative Care Bridge is a state-wide, palliative care education program coordinated and delivered by the HammondCare consortium, comprising HammondCare, Sacred Heart Health Service and Calvary Healthcare Sydney: http://www.palliativecarebridge.com.au/resources/delirium-and-depression

Links to Hospice's clinical policies and guidelines can be found on our Publications & Resources page

Our Mission

Albany Community Hospice is a leader in the provision of expert palliative care, education and support so all members of the community can experience death with grace in a manner and place of their choice.

Our Vision

The community, as individuals and collectively, values and embraces death and dying as an integral part of life.

Our Values

  • Compassion and caring
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Inclusive and judgement free
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Innovative