A grand total of $721,466 raised during the Silver Chain Winter Appeal will fund the appointment of two specialist Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners.
The recruitment process is already underway to bring the Nurse Practitioners with specialised skills into the palliative care team.
Meanwhile, donations given as part of our Winter 2017 appeal are making an impact across Western Australia through our Careplus equipment service.
Careplus plays a valuable role in supporting our palliative care clients who are being cared for in the community, managing the equipment that helps make them – and their carers – as comfortable and safe as possible.
The appeal funded 111 new electric beds for our palliative care clients as well as a dedicated Careplus service van. We were also able to update our electric hoists to help people who are having difficulty moving without support.