Goodwin Hosts Groundbreaking Report Launch


Goodwin had the honour of hosting The Violet Initiative’s launch of their groundbreaking new report ‘All too little, all too late: The experience of the last stage of life across Australia’.

Attended by Goodwin and Violet executives along with Professor Imogen Mitchell and Paul Sadler, Head Intensivist from The Canberra Hospital, and Violet Chair Kate Carnell, the event presented a powerful evidence-based report on the challenges Australia’s healthcare system faces in providing quality end-of-life care amidst a rapidly ageing population.

Goodwin has been partnering with The Violet Initiative since 2022 to upskill staff in delivering best-practice care to residents and their loved ones during the last stages of life.

In April, Goodwin launched the Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Pilot Program in partnership with Violet and The Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP). This initiative works to train Goodwin staff to be Palliative Care Ambassadors so they can be internal advocates for excellence in the last stage of life and palliative care.

‘Our partnership with The Violet Initiative has been providing invaluable training that increases the willingness and the ability of staff to begin these sensitive and important conversations,’ said Tamra MacLeod, Goodwin Executive Manager Clinical & Health Services.

‘Innovation is next on the horizon for us,’ said Melissa Reader, CEO of Violet. ‘We plan on piloting new technology platforms and ambassador programs to further increase awareness and provide equitable access to resources so the last stage of life can be as comfortable as possible for everyone involved.’

As demand for the aged care sector is only expected to increase, with the number of deaths in Australia projected to double by 2040, Goodwin is looking forward to further developing our partnership with The Violet Initiative in this critical area.

For further information about The Violet Initiative or PACOP, please visit their websites or consult your Deputy Director of Nursing or Home Care Coordinator. Additionally, you can read the report here and find printed materials at our residential care facilities or upon request for home care clients.