The Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium is an alliance of all funded palliative care services in the region and a number of associate member agencies with an interest in collaborating regionally on issues around palliative care.

The Victorian End of Life and Palliative Pare Framework guides the development of our activities. Palliative care is now “everyone’s responsibility in the healthcare, human service, social and community sectors to provide high-quality end of life care for their clients”.

The framework has five priority areas:

  • delivering person-centered services
  • engaging communities, embracing diversity
  • coordinating and integrating services
  • making quality end of life and palliative care everyone’s responsibility
  • strengthening specialist palliative care

The consortium has an operational plan, which enables the coordinated implementation of activities towards the priority areas.


Associate Members

Tanja Bahro
Consortium Manager
0418 584 106

Penny Fletcher
Admin & Comms Officer
0428 485 136

Jane Turton
Shared Care Worker MND
0428 264 446

Sharon McAllister Boyles
Palliative Aged Care Project Manager
0437 541 479