Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter is a partnership between the Tasmanian community and palliative care providers. It establishes a set of guiding principles and statements about what is important to Tasmanians for their end of life care. It gives a voice to patients, their families and carers and reflects our commitment to delivering compassionate palliative care. It is an important tool that will help us to continue to work together to improve the quality of palliative care in Tasmania.

The Charter is an output of Compassionate Communities: A Tasmanian Palliative Care Policy Framework 2017-21. Through its principles, The Charter emphasises the importance of providing fair access to palliative care for all Tasmanians and the need for care that is responsive and respectful of the wishes and choices of the dying person and their family and carers. It also acknowledges that there are groups in our community that have specific and unique palliative care needs, such as children, young people, Tasmanian Aboriginals and other cultural groups.

Extensive consultation with Tasmanian community members, carers, peak bodies as well as service providers has informed the development of The Charter.

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding to support the implementation of The Charter Community. This will include community information and resources and support for services and organisations to implement The Charter.

For more information, contact Flora Dean on 6777 2984 or email betteraccesstopalliativecare@dhhs.tas.gov.au

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter - Brochure

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter - A3 Poster