Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care


1 July 2021 – 30 June 2025

Funding Amount:

$1.2 million



Melbourne Macedon Ranges Yarra Moonee Valley Darebin Maribyrnong Hobsons Bay Wyndham Brimbank Moorabool Melton Hume Merri-bek


North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) receives Commonwealth funding to deliver the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure.

Many people facing the end of life wish to be cared for and die at home. This initiative boosts palliative care coordination and integration to support people who have a known life-limiting condition, by improving choice and quality of care and support in the home.

Its goals are to:

  • improve access to the best palliative care at home
  • support palliative care services in primary health and community care
  • make sure people get the right care, at the right time and in the right place to reduce unnecessary hospital visits
  • generate and use data to improve services
  • use technology to provide flexible and responsive care, including after-hours care.

Building on the insight developed through the GCfAHPC pilot funding in 2018, NWMPHN is implementing the activities to realise the objectives of the program. These include:

  • building primary care workforce capability
  • improving integration and coordination between primary care and palliative care providers
  • promoting end-of-life options to the community.

Expected outcomes

The program aims to:

  • improve capacity and responsiveness of services to meet local needs and priorities
  • improve coordination of care for patients across health care providers and integration of palliative care services in their region
  • improve patient access to quality palliative care services in the home.

This page will be updated with details on outcomes as its various activities are evaluated.