Townsville: Host a Kitchen Table Discussion on Palliative Care

This is your opportunity to host a Kitchen Table Discussion with your local community members on what’s important to you in relation to Palliative Care

Closing date: 4pm, 18th November 2019

About the project

Health Consumers Queensland is offering consumers and carers in the Townsville region the opportunity to facilitate consultation with their local community on Palliative Care.  

Palliative Care Queensland has contracted Health Consumers Queensland to undertake this consumer consultation. There will be six Kitchen Table Discussions hosted in the Townsville region.

Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) is an independent, not-for-profit peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care.

The Connecting End of Life Care (CELC) Program is a collection of localised collaborative projects administered by Palliative Care Queensland to support local improvements in palliative and end of life care.

The Program aims to improve end of life throughout Queensland by working with local palliative care services (both specialist palliative care and palliative care), primary health networks (PHNs), community groups, councils and community members to build culture, improve systems and develop clinical practices.

The CELC-Townsville project is administered by Palliative Care Queensland and works in collaboration with the Townsville Palliative Care Service at Townsville Hospital and Queensland Health Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education.

The project engages with the community through a variety of forums to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that currently exist in the community with regard to palliative care.

One of the aims of the project is to build community confidence to source palliative care information and services, facilitate conversations about end of life, improve health professionals’ ability to explain the end of life process, and share patient experiences and stories about end of life.

  • Three kitchen table discussions will be held in the Townsville city area
  • Three kitchen table discussions will be held in regional areas, with one conversation group purposefully representative of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people (ideally Palm Island).