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End of Life Improvement Group 26 & 27 June 2019


Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - Thursday, 27 June 2019

Meeting Code

Luna Park
1 Olympic Drive
Milsons Point

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Pam O'Nions
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“We only get one chance to get it right.”

The End of Life Care Improvement Group aims to improve the provision of high quality end of life care by sharing information on implementing innovative and effective practice. This years the End of Life Care Improvement Group will continue to share data and stories about caring for individuals and families at the end of life; as “we only get one chance to get it right.” Embedding the importance of quality End of Life care in the whole of health system.

The End of Life Care Improvement Group meeting is an excellent forum for discussion and a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field and share innovations from our membership. We hope you can join this growing group and share your wisdom as well as gaining new knowledge from your peers.

Quality of Dying audit

In 2019 we have an exciting addition to the benchmarking report which will include quality of dying indicators; including evidence of end of life conversation, advance care directives, medical guidance plans and symptom management. This will take the form of a chart audit, using Quality of Dying Audit tool developed by Canterbury.

This new report will complement the End of Life Care benchmarking report and will provide the basis for much discussion when we meet in June.

Wednesday June 26, 2019

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

Welcome and Introductions

INSIGHTS – Identifying the critical issues

Quality of dying audit to improve delivery of care at the end of life

Dr Kate Grundy, Clinical Director of the Canterbury Integrated Palliative Care Services.

Design and development of the new Quality of Dying reports

Dr Rohan Cattell, Chief Data Scientist HRT

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.45pm

INSIGHTS – Developing the burning platform for change

Presentation of Briefing data and Reports

Key insights from comparative data


Data Drill Down – specific small group discussions on specific indicators and how to improve performance

Recommendations for 2020 benchmarking reports

12.45 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 3.00pm

COLLABORATION – Current state

Deciding how transformational change can occur and develop a clear picture of the key issue/problem to address

INSIGHTS – Invited presentations

Christchurch, three months on

Beth Munro, Social Worker, Canterbury DHB

QuoCCA Pop-up model Lee-anne Pedersen, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Children’s Health Queensland

Neonatal end of life care TBC

3.00 – 3.15pm

Afternoon Tea

3.15 – 5.00pm

INNOVATION – Innovation Poster Presentations

Innovation Poster Session – what can we learn

Each Facility to highlight an Innovation project relating to EOLC.

Share and Steal Marketplace - bring any material, policies, SOPs, brochures


Group Dinner (Optional) Mystery dinner, departing from Luna Park

Thursday June 27, 2019

8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 10.30am

Welcome and reflections from day one

Discussion about topics for 2018

EXPERIENCE – Making it happen

Voluntary Assisted Dying – the Victorian hospital experience

Dr Juli Moran, Director, Palliative Care Services, Austin Health

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.15pm


“We only get one chance to get this right”

Identifying the burning platform issues that necessitate change

Team action planning to develop a clear vision of the change activities that are needed.

12.15 – 1.00pm


1.00 – 3.30pm



Identifying and addressing Key issues in relation to end of life care.


Team Action Planning: Work within your team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan for the upcoming year using local knowledge and inspiration from two days with your peers.

Teams will briefly present their plans to the group for general improvement/discussion/suggestions by other teams.

Summary and closing comments


Meeting Ends

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
17 Blue St, North Sydney NSW 2060

1300 785 453
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Hotel Meriton North Sydney
80 Arthur St, North Sydney NSW 2060

+61 2 8319 9888
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
55 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9255 1800
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Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
75 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000

+61 2 9251 6711
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