Silverchain supports expansion of palliative care in NSW

Australia’s leading in-home health and aged care provider Silverchain has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s announcement today that the NSW community will have improved access to palliative care.

For almost 130 years as a not-for-profit organisation, Silverchain has provided high-quality, in-home health and aged care services to many generations of Australians, including pioneering palliative care at home 40 years ago.

Silverchain Chief Executive Dale Fisher said Silverchain delivers the community palliative care service for Western Sydney residents in partnership with the Local Health District (WSLHD).

“Our Western Sydney service provides round-the-clock on-call specialist palliative care services to support patients to die in the place of their choice; at home, with their family and loved ones at their side,” Ms Fisher said.

“We welcome the Government’s commitment to boosting community health services and partnerships with non-government organisations as part of this additional funding.

“Our care is delivered by palliative care experts, including nurses, doctors, care aides, allied health professionals, social workers, counsellors, and spiritual care workers who provide complete and comprehensive care to thousands of Australians each year.

“This is a lasting contribution to our community, particularly at these important and emotional times for our patients’ families and loved ones. Our New South Wales care teams have their patients’ needs, preferences, dignity, and choice at the heart of everything they do, and we will continue to innovate to ensure patients have access to the best models of care.

“We look forward to supporting the New South Wales Government to deliver on this $743 million investment.”