Palliative Care Public Forum A Success

06 Feb 2024

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has congratulated the Elsie’s Retreat Project team on hosting a successful public forum on palliative care on Sunday.

Mr Crouch said the event demonstrated the public’s continued interest in palliative and highlighted the importance of continued funding for the Gosford Palliative Care Unit and the future Wyong Palliative Care Unit.


“I want to thank the Elsie’s Retreat Project team in association with the Lions Club of Wyoming-East Gosford Club for a successful palliative care public forum held at Mingara.”


“Their tireless dedication and support have ensured our region has not one, but two dedicated palliative care units on the Central Coast.” said Mr Crouch.


Together with the Shadow Minister for Health, Matt Kean MP, Mr Crouch reinforced the Coalition’s commitment to palliative care services not just on the Central Coast, but across NSW.


“The former Coalition government recognised the importance of palliative care not only for patients, but their families as well.”


“I was proud to be able to be part of a Coalition government that delivered a $743 million funding boost for palliative care, as well as providing the necessary funding for the Central Coast’s first palliative care unit at Gosford as well as provide funding for the construction a palliative care unit at Wyong.”


“Sadly, the Minns Labor Government does not share the same view as the former Coalition government, cutting palliative care funding by $150 million.”


“We will continue to call on the Minns Labor Government to provide the necessary funding for our two palliative care units on the Central Coast, as well as the required recurrent funding for staff at these units.”