Vision for the South Island Palliative Care Workstream
High quality, person centred, palliative and end of life care available to the population of the South Island according to need and irrespective of location.
To achieve this vision
Working closely alongside the Southern Cancer Network and the Health of Older People group (HOPSLA), the newly established South Island Palliative Care Workstream recognises the need to take a whole of sector approach to palliative and end of life care.
The end of life is a particularly vulnerable time for patients and their families – services need to be easily accessible and well co-ordinated. The Workstream will be focusing on both primary and secondary care services, working to ensure those with terminal illnesses across all ages and ethnic groups in the South Island have access to high quality, timely care.
The group has established four priorities for the coming year that will focus on taking stock of several aspects of palliative care provision and identifying opportunities to link and improve services. These include:
A fifth priority, workforce, will be addressed probably later in 2016 and will be informed by the work in the four other areas.
The group brings extensive expertise in palliative care from both community and secondary settings, planning and funding, clinical leadership and development and community representation.
Workstream members are:
Dr Kate Grundy Clinical Director, Integrated Palliative Care Services Canterbury DHB Former Chair of the Palliative Care Council of New Zealand
Dr Amanda Lyver Paediatric Oncologist Canterbury DHB
Marj Allan Consumer West Coast
Kate Gibb Nursing Director, Older People and Population Health Canterbury & West Coast DHBs
Carla Arkless Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Presbyterian Support Southland
Rachel Teulon Paediatric Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Maude, Christchurch
Brigid Forest General Practitioner Hospice Marlborough
Jane Rollings Service Manager, Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care Christchurch
Sharon Stewart Nurse Leader, Otago Community Hospice Dunedin
Sharon Adler Portfolio Manager, Planning and Funding Southern DHB
Theona Ireton Maori Representative Canterbury DHB
Jane Haughey Facilitator SIAPO
Dr Stanley Smith Geriatrician South Canterbury DHB
Lydia Bras Social Worker Canterbury DHB
Faye Gilles Clinical Nurse Manager Hospice South Canterbury
South Island Alliance Programme Office
Phone: 03 378 6914