Panel: Hospital and home outcomes
How important is it to close the gap in outcomes between hospital and home, and how might we close it? – plenary presentation & panel
Panellist: Adjunct. Assoc. Professor Leeroy William
President-Elect, Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine
Adjunct. A/Professor Leeroy William is the President-Elect of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) and is a member of the following committees: Chapter of Palliative Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) and Victorian Regional Committee (Royal Australasian College of Physicians). Adjunct. A/Professor William is the Clinical Director of the Supportive & Palliative Care service at Eastern Health, and an adjunct position with Monash University. Adjunct A/Professor William joins the panel in his role as President-Elect of ANZSPM, examining the question of the gap in outcomes, and what needs to happen to address this.
Panellist: Professor Jane Phillips
President, Palliative Care Nurses Association
Professor Jane Phillips joins the panel in her role as President of Palliative Care Nurses Association. Professor Phillips is the Centre Director and Professor Nursing (Palliative Care), and the Director of IMPACCT – Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation. Professor Phillips is the Chair of Palliative Nursing at UTS. She has an established program of research focused on improving care outcomes for people in the last year of life by strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice. Professor Phillips brings a wealth of experience to the panel, helping to provide direction regarding how to address the gap in outcomes between hospital and home, and how this can be resolved.
Panellist: Mr Rohan Greenland
CEO, Palliative Care Australia
Mr Rohan Greenland joined PCA in February this year from the National Heart Foundation where he worked for more than a decade, with the past four years engaged as the organisation’s General Manager, Advocacy. Mr Greenland has previously held roles as Director, Public Affairs at the Australian Medical Association and worked as a political adviser to Australian national and territory ministers. Mr Greenland is a vice-president of the Public Health Association of Australia and has previously served as President of the Asia-Pacific Heart Network and as a member of the World Heart Federation’s Expert Advocacy Group. After a successful Palliative Care Australia Oceanic Conference, Mr Greenland joins the panel with experience beyond palliative care, helping to develop solutions for the sector.
Panellist: Mrs Leanne Wells - to be confirmed
CEO, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Mrs Leanne Wells is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia She is a health advocate and service executive with over thirty years of experience. Mrs Wells has held executive positions within federal government and in national and state non-government organisations, most recently as CEO of a state-based primary care organisation. Throughout her career, she has worked in the health and social care sectors. She is a Board Director of Coordinare South East New South Wales Primary Health Network, the Ozhelp Foundation, PainAustralia and Advancing Pharmacy Practice. She is the Independent Chair of Coordinare’s Community Advisory Committee. Mrs Wells has tertiary qualifications in communications and business. She is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management..
Presenter: Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates
Palliative care is effective: But hospital symptom outcomes are superior
Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates (PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN) is jointly appointed as Head, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, Lead Researcher for the Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Director for Queensland Health’s statewide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE). She has over 30 years of experience in research, education and clinical practice in cancer and palliative care. She is the immediate Past-President of Palliative Care Australia and is President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. Distinguished Professor Yates holds an Honorary Professorial Fellow appointment with the University of Wollongong, and she is a PCOC Chief Investigator. Distinguished Professor Yates will present on some leading research from Australia, which compels reflection on the gap in outcomes between hospital and home settings.