Celebrating life and all its colours
Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Nursing and End of Life Care
Eastern Health is committed to ensuring every one of our patients receives great care including during their final stage of life. This commitment drives us to continually explore the very best healthcare outcomes, through research and practice, for every person who uses our services.
As our population ages, demand for palliative and end of life care service is expected to increase by 5% every year.
Recognising this, we have joined forces with Monash University to establish the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Nursing and End of Life Care for the first time at Eastern Health.
Named in honour of World War II heroine Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, the Chair will explore models of care, educate healthcare providers and take a lead role in a national conversation about the importance of understanding and planning for end of life care.
It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr Claire Johnson as the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Nursing and End of Life Care.
This joint appointment represents an exciting opportunity to enhance the evidence base and improve patient outcomes related to palliative and end of life care.
Dr Johnson is currently the Senior Research fellow and Manager Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit (CaPCREU) in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia. She formally takes the role of Chair from 1st July 2017.
Dr Johnson’s appointment is a result of a growing philanthropic community of individuals, businesses and organisations who have collectively raised over $180,000. This includes the generous support from the Box Hill Returned Services League with a pledge of $50,000. Funds raised from the 2016 Searchlight Dinner along with a wonderful gift of $50,000 from the Macau Business Group means we are half way towards our total goal of $360,000.
Please consider joining this growing community and pledge your support by making a donation today.
Eastern Health is determined that every patient receive great care throughout every stage of their life including end of life, and that every person is empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their loved ones.
If you would like to learn more about the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair, or would like to go on a tour of our palliative care service at Wantirna Health, please contact Eastern Health Foundation on 03 9895 4608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair appeal leaflet which outlines the essential work this Chair will undertake.
Please support the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Nursing and End of Life Care appeal today.
A special thank you
Eastern Health recognises and thanks Macau Business Group and Box Hill Returned Services League for their most generous support of the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair.