Every South Island resident will be witness to the care and treatment of loved ones at the end of their lives. Deaths happen in all care settings, across all medical disciplines and in all age groups. Ensuring those who are dying, and their families/whānau, receive ‘high quality, person centred, palliative and end-of-life care’ is everyone’s responsibility. The South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream (PCW) was established by the South Island Alliance Programme Office (SIAPO) in 2014 and brings together health experts from all five DHBs to work collaboratively on improving palliative care systems, services and resources in the South Island.
Vision of the South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream:
‘High quality, person-centred, palliative and end-of-life care is available to everyone in the South Island according to need and irrespective of location.’
The following five key goals were identified at our Planning Day in December 2018:
Members of the PCW are appointed by the South Island Alliance Leadership Team for a minimum term of three years. The Workstream is made up of clinicians and stakeholders from around the region (supported by the SIAPO Facilitator for Palliative Care), and includes representatives from primary care, hospice, ARC, community and hospital care, as well as members with paediatric, consumer and Māori health perspectives. Members meet monthly to identify and progress key projects that will improve palliative and end-of-life care for everyone in the South Island with a focus on:
St John paramedics across the South Island have been given direct access to key patient information via HealthOne’s Shared Care Record View. This is a secure record that stores patient health information, including GP records, prescribed medications and test results. From March 2021, paramedics are now able to use their portable electronic devices to access […]
Results from the first South Island survey of bereaved people have been released by the South Island Alliance Palliative Care Workstream (PCW). Over 500 people from around the South Island gave their views on the quality of care provided by health services during the last three months of their partner, relative or friend’s life, for […]
News 25 May 2020 As I start to return to my usual role, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last couple of weeks and acknowledge and thank the vast number of people in Canterbury DHB who have poured countless hours in to supporting the patients, families and staff of Rosewood Rest […]