Tamworth support for more palliative care services grows

PALLIATIVE PUSH: Russell Webb, Lesley Hood, Dimity Betts, Kate Dubois and Mitch Williams hit the streets looking for business support. Photo: Gareth Gardner

PALLIATIVE PUSH: Russell Webb, Lesley Hood, Dimity Betts, Kate Dubois and Mitch Williams hit the streets looking for business support. Photo: Gareth Gardner

TAKE a stroll down Tamworth’s main street and you’ll see a clear message spelt out in the shopfronts.

Peel St businesses have thrown their support behind the growing campaign improve palliative care services in the community.

It’s a timely wave of support which comes after  more than year of campaigning by local advocates, Mitch Williams and Lucy Haslam who have laid bare their personal experiences with Tamworth’s community-based pallaitive care shortfall.

The NSW Cancer Council has pushed a broader case to lift palliative care resources right across the state.

“I think getting businesses to support it in a very visual way, by hanging an endorsement in their window, it just further spreads the campaign and the message to the community,” local Cancer Council community engagement manager Dimity Betts said.

It’s a timely wave of support with Monday marking the start of Palliative Care Week and the arrival of Tamworth’s roundtable meeting with the NSW government on local palliation support.