Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW

The department’s National Palliative Care Strategy 2018 prioritises the need for early planning and referral to
palliative care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The department is seeking information from all aged care providers to gain a better understanding of the use of
palliative care prognostic (predictive) tools in aged care services.

The survey seeks to:

  • determine the types of tools used by aged care services to identify patients nearing end of life who
    may have a need for advance care planning discussions and referral for palliative care
  • determine the extent these tools are used within different settings
  • explore the facilitators and barriers for using the tools.

The department encourages all aged care services to complete the survey by 30 October 2020.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email partneringwithconsumers@safetyandquality.gov.au