Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium
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This website provides information about palliative care for people working in health and community services in the region.

If you are a patient or a carer, please click here to go to the Palliative Care Victoria website, which has information specifically designed for patients and families.

To find your local palliative care service click here

Latest News

SMRPCC Annual Report 2021

The Annual Report 2021 is now available and includes an interesting section on the future palliative care workforce.

The most recent Intergenerational Report[1] paints a picture of the future in Australia. It suggests there will be significant demographic changes with an ageing population. Between 30 June 2019 and 30 June 2031, the proportion of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 15.9% to 19.5%. The workforce participation rate is projected to decrease slightly at the same time. Healthcare costs are also expected to rise, partly due to advances in technology. These changes will pose significant challenges for the provision of palliative care… READ MORE!

[1] Intergenerational Report, June 2021, Australian Government (