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End of Life Improvement Group Meeting - 20-21 June 2013


Thursday, 20 June 2013 - Friday, 21 June 2013

Meeting Code

Mercure Hotel
818-820 George Street

Would you like more information?
Bernie Mullin
[email protected]

Please Register your delegates by 10 June 2013

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 13 June 2013, with a full credit of monies paid.  After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time.  Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes.  Please contact them directly.


Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. Please see Accommodation information below.


Thursday 20 June 2013

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

Introductions and Brag Session

Review of 2012 Aim Statements

2012 participants to report back with small group discussion to capture learning.

Keynote Speaker: Opportunities to Improve End of Life Care in the Acute Hospital Setting - Peter Saul is a Senior Specialist in Intensive Care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital. He is a founder of the Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle.

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning tea

11.00 – 12.30 noon

Reviewing Survey and End of Life Care data

We will summarise the survey results and review the data to identify exemplar activities and performance. You will have the opportunity to hear what the exemplars are doing differently.

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 2.45pm

Poster presentations:

Each organisation to highlight one innovation that has improved the quality of death and dying within their health service.

2.45 – 3.15pm

Afternoon Tea

3.15 – 4.00pm

Poster presentations cont’d

4.00 – 4.30pm

Health Service Team Meeting:  “What good ideas have we heard?”


Meeting ends


Group Dinner (Optional) - Restaurant to be advised

Friday 21 June 2013

8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am

Recap of yesterday and review of day’s agenda

9.15 – 9.45am

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Hill, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality - Summary of findings from background paper on Safety and Quality of End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals. 

9.45 – 10.30am

Hot Issue Forum, Part 1:

Facilitated Session – sharing ideas, innovations and best practices on hot topics.

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.00 noon

Hot Issue Forum, Part 2:

Facilitated Session – sharing ideas, innovations and best practices on hot topics.

12.00 – 1.00pm

Develop Action Plans in Health Service Teams and Next steps for 2014

1.00pm – 1.45pm


1.45 – 3.30pm

Optional Workshops


Using Health Roundtable Data

Participants will have the opportunity to improve their understanding of the Health Roundtable Mortality Reports and other Inpatient Reports (e.g. Department Reports and DRG reports) (Rohan Cattell and Bernie Mullin)

Redesign for End of Life Care

Pieter Walker will lead a workshop on service redesign and how to engage patients and families in improving their experience at the End of Life.


Meeting Ends



 Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Mercure Sydney has rooms available for the nights of 19 & 20 June 2013 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of AUD$220.00 (inc GST) standard room per night room only.  

Breakfast rates are charged at a rate of $20.00 per person per day - full buffet breakfast in Four Elements Restaurant.

Delegates should call Reservations on 61 (0)2 9217 6666 or email [email protected] and quote THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE Booking ID:CDP200613.

 Please note rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment