By Ray Williams MP
The NSW Government’s injection of $743 million into palliative care and other specialist health services will bring greater comfort and dignity to NSW residents with life-limiting illnesses.
The five-year funding is on top of the $300 million the NSW Government invests in palliative care services each year.
It is estimated that of the 50,000 people on average that die in NSW each year, 70 per cent could benefit from palliative care services.
This boost in funding for End-of-Life Care palliative care, will deliver equitable access to pain management services, avoid unnecessary hospitals stays and provide comfort and dignity to NSW residents at the end of life.