It is with great pleasure that I would like to invite you to attend the inaugural Palliative Care Manager’s Conference 2018 with the theme of ‘Quality and self-care’.

Palliative Care Volunteer Managers provide leadership to members of the public who volunteer their time to support people in palliative and end of life care, their carers and family. The role of the NSW Network of Managers of Palliative Care Volunteer Services is to ensure best practice and to provide support for members.

The inaugural Palliative Care Volunteer Manager’s Conference aims to network, equip and educate Volunteer Managers to enhance their valuable contribution to end-of-life care. In particular the theme of ‘Quality and self-care’ acknowledges the unique place of the manager in modelling to volunteers and clinicians their commitment to intentional service design as well as to their self-care.

Within the healthcare system, palliative care continues to grow and develop rapidly. But palliative and end of life care are more than just a ‘health’ issue, it is an everyday reality touching on life, loss, ageing and death for about 50,000 people in NSW every year. More than ever palliative care volunteers represent a compassionate response by ordinary people to this extraordinary challenge. Volunteer managers are key to facilitating their success.

I am looking forward to seeing you all there.

Kind regards,

Jacquie Martinez

Convenor, NSW Network of Palliative Care Volunteer Managers


WHEN:      7-8 May 2018 (Monday and Tuesday)

WHERE:    Coolangatta Estate, near Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW south coast


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