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End of Life Care

Why Participate?

  • Compare your End of Life care practices with your peers

  • Learn effective strategies for improving quality of life for patients

  • Share issues and innovations with your colleagues

  • Develop practical action plans to improve your service over the next year

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Select Optional Activity B9 on your subscription agreement and return by email to accounts@healthroundtable.org

Cost

$A5,000 (plus GST) for first facility in your network $A4,000 for each additional facility.
Individual delegate venue fees are billed separately.

Timeline and key dates

1 March 2017
Meeting agenda finalised

1 March 2017
Pre-meeting survey circulated

9 April 2017
Pre-meeting survey returned

3 May 2017
Briefing package distributed

10-11 May 2017
End of Life Meeting - Sydney

End of Life Care Improvement Group

End Of Life Care Improvement Group

10-11 May 2017 - Melbourne
Meeting Code HRT1710

The End of Life Care Improvement Group aim is to improve the provision of high quality end of life care by sharing information on implementing innovative and effective practices across the Districts.
The group receives reports that contain both operational and clinical data including access to palliative care, admissions to ICU as well as admissions to hospital in the last 6 months of life for illnesses such as cancer, COPD and heart failure.

In 2017 members will explore Safety and Quality at End of Life including indicators. Further development will continue on the incorporating support and pathways for patients in the community including residents from aged care facilities.


Across the Roundtable the Median Length of Stay in episodes (acute plus subacute) ending with death ranges from 3.6 day to 8 days.

What do you need to do?

  • Designate a key liaison contact for questions and follow-up
  • Submit surveys as required
  • Track progress and report on current improvement projects
  • Organise a delegation to attend the annual workshop—up to four people
  • Identify an improvement objective for implementation based on innovative ideas
 What does The Health Roundtable do?
  • Works with national and international experts to identify key trends and innovations in End of Life Care
  • Surveys participating health services to identify innovative practices that are already improving End of Life Care
  • Collates and analyses survey results
  • Summarises the meeting and circulate all presentations
  • Tracks progress on your action

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