Home‐based palliative care services after COVID‐19

Margaret O'Connor
Med J Aust 2023; 218 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51939
Published online: 5 June 2023

To the Editor: The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic continues to affect institutional care, both acute and aged care services. More hidden is the impact on community care, especially community palliative care.

  • 1 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Melbourne City Mission, Melbourne, VIC



I thank Anna‐Marie Jackson (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care) for raising this issue and her comments on the manuscript; and John Doran (Manager, Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care), Janet Phillips (Chief Executive Officer Peninsula Home Hospice), and Kelly Rogerson (Chief Executive Officer, Palliative Care South East) for the personal communications provided for this manuscript.

Competing interests:

The author is an employee of Melbourne City Mission

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