Dame Quentin Bryce advocates for palliative care

27 Feb 2020

We are proud to announce the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO as an Advocate of St Vincent’s Centre for Palliative Care.

Ms Bryce has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and Australia. She was the first woman to take up the office as Australia's twenty-fifth Governor-General. She remains a pioneer in contemporary Australian society, and yet one who brings more than forty years of experience in reform, community building and leadership.

As well as being a strong advocate for community and human rights, Ms Bryce is also a passionate about aged and palliative care.

Access to inclusive, accessible high quality palliative care across our nation has long been of importance to me. I have seen first-hand the way it gives gentle support with personal and professional skill to each and every patient during a very vulnerable time as well kindness to their families and dear ones around them – an inspiration to our community,” Ms Bryce said.

About The Centre for Palliative Care

The Centre for Palliative Care has a state, national and international focus and was established to improve access to quality palliative care, through research, training and education.

The Centre was established in 1996 as a department of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and a Collaborative Centre of the University of Melbourne.  It is an integral part of the St Vincent’s Health Australia network. This collaborative approach aims to increase the quality of palliative care being provided to the community. This will be achieved through extensive psychosocial research, clinical trials and education for health professionals.

The Centre is a leading academic authority in palliative care, engaging in a rich program of research. The research focuses on our core value of improving the quality of life for people with life-limiting illness and their families. https://www.centreforpallcare.org/