Project grants

Following a systematic literature review and a range of consultation activities, the Project Consortium identified a range of linkage strategies with the potential to improve the quality of end-of-life care for older people in residential and community settings.

As lead for the linkages component of the project, QUT sought applications from eligible organisations for enabling grants to support projects that involve supporting the implementation of promising linkage strategies:
  • Development of communication pathways and tools that support improved coordination and quality of end-of-life care between palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding.
  • Establishment of formalised agreements between palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding.
  • Development of multidisciplinary care approaches across palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care services.
  • Establishment of new or enhancement of existing designated linkage roles across palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding.
  • Implementation of continuous improvement processes that enable improved linkages across palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding.
  • Implementation of other appropriate strategies that enable improved linkages across palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding.

Successful Linkage grants 

The successful grants will develop communication pathways and tools that support improved coordination and quality of end-of-life care between palliative care services and services in receipt of Commonwealth home care or residential aged care funding. Successful recipients are listed by state: Media Releases
Media releases have been issued to announce the successful Linkage project grants.

Page updated 30 June 2015