History of Palliative Care & Hospice Lecture

When: 21/11/2019 5:30pm

Albany Community Hospice has been providing palliative care to patients in the Great Southern for 30 years.

Over that time, there has been a rich history of people, places, ideas and commitment – all bringing us to the current story of our new 8 – bed Hospice, and also the wider story of the growth of palliative and end of life in Australia and internationally. This lecture will entwine the local history of palliative care over the last few decades with the big picture of global palliative care successes and challenges. It will help us look back and celebrate a vibrant, much loved community organisation, while also considering the role of Hospice into the future.

Assoc Prof Kirsten Auret is a specialist physician and an academic in the Rural Clinical School of WA. Her life and home are in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, where her daily workload is a mix of clinical practice, teaching, administration, research and supervision of junior doctors. She is very committed to the development of health services for rural communities and especially to the equitable delivery of high quality care to patients with advanced diseases. She states she has learnt so much in 12 years of rural work from the creative, skilled and dedicated teams and generalist practitioners she works with; and from the strength, resilience and compassion shown in rural communities to those amongst them who are seriously ill.

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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