December 6, 2013 Letter to the Editor of The Lamp: New community palliative care packages across NSW will supplement and not replace care provided by health professionals such as specialist palliative care doctors, nurses and allied health.
November 12, 2013 A new cancer pain management tool developed by HammondCare and Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (ImPaCCT) has been launched at the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia’s (COSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide today (November 12).
October 15, 2013 Spirituality and spiritual care are vital parts of palliative care and also in the treatment of chronic pain, a palliative care seminar was told last week.
October 8, 2013 It was a poignant week for the opening of the $600,000 extension and refurbishment of the Cora Adcock Palliative Care Centre in Mona Vale, according to Pittwater MP Rob Stokes.
October 3, 2013 Colm Cunningham, Director of HammondCare's Dementia Centre, has been appointed to the seven-member multidisciplinary Wicking Strategic Review Panel which will advise the JO and JR Wicking Trust on priorities for its $4 million innovation-in-ageing grants program.
September 26, 2013 HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd has been selected to speak at the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing 10th International Conference in Shanghai on Monday, November 18.
September 12, 2013 Chief Executive Stephen Judd said he was delighted that HammondCare had been successful with its tender, signing a three year contract with NSW Ministry of Health to provide Palliative Care Home Support Packages in seven NSW Local Health Districts.
August 30, 2013 Senior aged care and health officials from Shanghai, China have spent more than a fortnight closely studying Australia's aged care system as they grapple with a rapidly ageing population.
August 26, 2013 Submissions that will challenge, inform and contribute to shaping the future of dementia care are being sought for Risky Business 2 international dementia conference to be held in Sydney on June 26-27, 2014.
August 8, 2013 Driven By Purpose: Charities that make the difference, co-authored by HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd and published by HammondPress, has been named runner-up in the Australian Christian Book of the Year award for 2013.
July 2, 2013 Driven By Purpose, co-authored by HammondCare's Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, alongside a book by HammondCare's Dr Megan Best.
June 13, 2013 Sharing lectures with 'the father of palliative care in North America' sparked Jo-Ann Steeves life-long passion for palliative care, recognised in her being jointly named Palliative Care NSW's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
June 13, 2013 HammondCare has received a Bronze Award for its 2012 Annual Report in its first year participating in the Australasian Reporting Awards.
June 12, 2013 A 91-year-old Hammondville volunteer who was been serving her community for more than 70 years has been inundated with thanks and appreciation since she was named in this week's Queen's Birthday Honours.
June 12, 2013 The $600,000 extension and refurbishment of the Northern Beaches Palliative and Supportive Care Service is now underway.
Target funding to prevent people with acute dementia symptoms 'bouncing around' aged and health care
June 6, 2013 HammondCare has called on the Federal Government to better target funding to prevent some people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) from 'bouncing around' the aged and health care systems.
May 23, 2013 The management and staff of HammondCare extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Hazel Hawke who died peacefully in a HammondCare nursing home where she lived for the past four years.
May 23, 2013 A newspaper has today seriously misrepresented HammondCare and its service provision and has been asked to print a retraction and engage in becoming more familiar with HammondCare.
May 20, 2013 HammondCare has contributed to the national release of a set of new resources that will help palliative care health professionals deliver evidence-based care for people with advanced dementia.
May 14, 2013 After growing from success to success during the past three years, the Hammond Hurricanes City to Surf team has an amazing new opportunity to raise funds for HammondCare and people in need.
May 8, 2013 Australia's first Better Health Partnership Centre takes another step forward with recruitment underway for a key position in the new research collaboration.
April 9, 2013 Crucial aged and health concerns identified by leading care providers will feature in cutting-edge research from Australia’s first Better Health Partnership Centre launched by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, in Perth today.
April 5, 2013 Director of Palliative Care at Braeside Hospital, Associate Professor Meera Agar, has won a prestigious international award for her research of delirium.
March 21, 2013 The story of HammondCare - 'a significant part of the fabric of this country' - is told in historian Meredith Lake's new book, Faith in Action, published by NewSouth Publishing and launched in Sydney yesterday.
March 8, 2013 Seven Graduate Registered Nurses embark on a highly-valued 12 month rotation program with HammondCare this month, beginning with high-level orientation and hilarious ‘welcome games’.
March 4, 2013 Braeside Hospital's day hospital for palliative care patients will continue to offer multidisciplinary support and care despite reports that it has been "axed" due to funding cuts.
February 21, 2013 HammondCare is a key partner in a palliative care research collaborative which has received new funding worth nearly $300,000 from the Cancer Institute NSW.
January 30, 2013 As Chairman of Hornsby Kur-ring-gai Care Association at the time of its merger with HammondCare, Garry Boyce (January, 23 1941 - January 21, 2013), left a lasting legacy of care through his wise, professional and far-sighted approach to leadership.
January 25, 2013 A new 20-bed rehabilitation ward at Greenwich Hospital was officially opened today following the awarding of a new contract by Northern Sydney Local Health District late last year.
January 23, 2013 The first residents are making themselves at home this week in HammondCare's newest aged care home in the southern Sydney suburb of Miranda.
December 19, 2012 HammondCare has become a foundation member of a partnership that hopes to bring innovative new recycling technology to Australia's aged care and health sectors.
December 12 , 2012 Video: HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd joins a range of other leading dementia experts in an hour-long live forum on the influential The Nation program with David Speers, Sky News.
November 12, 2012 Latest dementia research, transitioning to palliative care and enhancing spiritual care were key themes of HammondCare's 13th annual palliative care seminar, Making Every Moment Matter held last week.
November 1, 2012 HammondCare welcomes a new era for Australian charities following the passing this morning in the House of Representatives of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission legislation.
October 15, 2012 The Senate Community Affairs committee has tabled a report on palliative care with 38 recommendations covering funding, training, workforce, research and end of life planning issues.
September 26, 2012 HammondCare’s Braeside Hospital was one of eight research sites to participate in a landmark national study that found the drug ketamine - widely used to treat pain related to cancer - has no clinical benefit.
September 19, 2012 HammondCare and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) will launch three major projects worth more than $1 million to better prepare the aged care workforce to care for older Australians.
September 11, 2012 Nurses play a pivotal role in care and communication for patients facing their last days, amidst complex health, social and spiritual needs. Now an innovative new project will better equip palliative care nurses for this challenging role, improving patient outcomes - thanks to a generous gift from the husband of a former palliative care patient.
September 7, 2012 HammondCare and UNSW have developed an innovative training program which could “shape the future of aged care education” resulting in better care for people in need, thanks to a $715,000 grant from the Federal Government.
August 29, 2012 The first stage of HammondCare's innovative new aged and health care campus in Miranda is on schedule to open early next year.
August 24, 2012 A new book with practical design tips leading to greater independence for people with dementia living at home is being made available free of charge to carers nationwide.
August 16, 2012 HammondCare supports the NSW Government's decision to make automatic sprinkler systems mandatory in all NSW nursing homes and is already in full compliance with the decision, in keeping with its comprehensive fire safety strategy.
August 13, 2012 Making dementia a National Health Priority will assist stakeholders across Australia to work together and “deliver the right support at the right time for people with dementia and their carers,” said HammondCare’s Dementia Centre Director, Colm Cunningham.
June 1, 2012 An Integrated Care Framework for people facing of end of life due to advanced dementia will be made widely available to health professionals, people living with dementia, families and carers, thanks to a grant won by HammondCare from the National Quality Dementia Care Initiative.
March 5, 2012 HammondCare has a leading role in a new $25 million research partnership established by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) which will focus on ‘dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in the elderly’.
December 8, 2011 An innovative palliative care suite resulting from extensive collaboration between staff of HammondCare's Bond House in Hammondville and Braeside Hospital in Fairfield was officially opened by HammondCare Board Chairman, Rod Mewing, on December 8.
November 15, 2011 The Board of HammondCare has announced the creation of The HammondCare Foundation to identify and support new ways to provide health and aged care to Australians in need. It was launched at the HammondCare annual dinner in early November.