THE Cancer Council NSW are making an urgent call to the NSW Minister for Health to end the shortage of specialist palliative care services.
As it stands at the moment, NSW requires 10 more full-time palliative care physicians, at a minimum to be brought into line with national palliative care recommendations.
In the MIA there is one group heeding the call for assistance and to try and force action out of the NSW Government through the I Care for Palliative Care campaign.
Grant Hearn, Griffith Relay for Life Chairperson believes close knit communities such as Griffith can make a big difference in achieving goals of such a campaign.
“People in Griffith really care about each other,” he said.
“To know that through Relay For Life we are not just helping beat cancer, but we are making life easier for those who will not survive their battle.
“That is a real legacy.”
Those looking to support the I Care for Palliative Care campaign can do so by coming along to this year’s Griffith Relay For Life on March 4 at Exies Oval or by signing the pledge for Minister Hazzard to end the palliative care shortage at www.canact.com.au/palliative_care_pledge
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