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$1.5m grant for Palliative Care Unit – La Trobe University

Equities Trustees (The Wicking Trust) will provide $1.5million over five years to the LTUPCU to help it build on its foundational work in developing public health approaches to palliative care.

Established under the terms of the Will of the late John Oswald Wicking, The Wicking Trust supports organisations to effect systemic change in wellness and quality of life of the aged and those with, or at risk of, Alzheimer’s disease.

Director Bruce Rumbold thanked The Wicking Trust for its support of the LTUPCU.

“These funds will greatly assist us to continue to develop systemic and innovative solutions that improve end-of-life care outcomes,” Dr Rumbold said.

“Our aim is to harness the strengths and resourcefulness of the networks of care that already exist across jurisdictions and communities and help them increase capacity to support older Australians at the end of their life.”

Projects Manager Andrea Grindrod said more than 25 stakeholders across Australia were using the LTUPCU’s Health End of Life Project (HELP) framework to support local initiatives.

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