Nine per cent of the Australian population received mental health services in 2010 - 2011, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
Senior Australian of the Year Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks is distinguished for his work as a palliative care specialist and advocate. He was the first president of what is now known as Palliative Care Australia and has been an international leader in raising awareness of palliative care in medicine. The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin spoke with Professor Maddocks about the inspiration behind his passion for palliative care, and the hopes he has for its advancement in Australia.
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