#CEOdesk

We invite you to stay up-to-date with the latest news and views from our CEO, Lizz Reay.
You can also follow her on Twitter: @NBMPHNceo

Showing posts tagged with 'Dying to Know Day'

 Clear filter

Dying to Know Day Dinner

Earlier this month, we held a successful Dying to Know Day Dinner which was the next step in the launch of our Compassionate Communities Project. Together with our partner, the GroundSwell Project, we are working to activate the first Compassionate Community in our region, starting in the Blue Mountains.

Compassionate Communities is an innovative approach to end-of-life care that recognises the importance of community networks, human connection, kindness and compassion to our overall health and wellbeing. A Compassionate Community is a care network that reconnects people to their community and helps support them in their last phase of their life. The aim of the dinner was to engage with local healthcare practitioners to strengthen their understanding of the power of informal support networks, and how they can harness these networks to build alternative pathways of support for patients.

Read more

A whole of community approach to end-of-life

Last Tuesday evening I attended our A whole of community approach to end-of-life event in Katoomba, which featured guest speaker Dr Julian Abel, Director of Compassionate Communities UK and Vice President of Public Health Palliative Care International.

At the event, Dr Abel provided insights into how the Frome Community in Somerset (UK) demonstrated a 30% reduction in unplanned hospital admissions through the implementation of a Compassionate Communities model - an innovative approach to end-of-life care that recognises the importance of human connection, kindness and compassion to our overall health and wellbeing.

Read more

Live for today, but plan for tomorrow: Removing the stigma of talking about death

This week is National Advance Care Planning Week, and we are encouraging people to "live for today, but plan for tomorrow" by creating an Advance Care Plan. An Advance Care Plan lets you say what you would want at the end of your life, if you are ever unable to communicate for yourself.

To further support this event, we have released our own report into End-of-Life Care within our region, Caring for People at End of Life, which was commissioned to understand the current use of Advance Care Planning and to help identify the future planning needs for End-of-Life Care services.

Read more

'End of Life' Care in our Region

It's something that many find difficult to talk about, but end of life care planning can improve the management of a patient's health conditions and help to keep people out of hospital unless it is absolutely necessary. And today being "Dying to Know Day" provides us with a great opportunity to talk about this sometimes taboo subject. 

Read more
Lizz Reay's avatar
Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.
Tags
youth (7)
COPD (5)
D2KDay (4)
GPs (4)
NDIS (3)
Cancer (2)
NAIDOC (2)
NBMLHD (2)
NCNS (1)
health (1)
AHAC (1)
Awards (1)
Flu (1)
GPAC (1)