Ms Helen Walker
Helen is a specialist palliative care nurse and experienced manager in a range of settings. Her current position is Nurse Unit Manager of Laurel Hospice at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. Her professional interests are firmly based in the development of and strong political advocacy for responsive and efficient services for Australians nearing the end of their lives regardless of location. The context in which we operate is changing rapidly on several fronts and Helen believes passionately about positioning the sector strategically as we navigate these changes. Helen last year went on a 2 week study tour to Canada investigating medical assistances in dying and is active in the development of supporting principles to assist the palliative care sector in navigating these complex pathways. Helen is a Board Director of Palliative Care Australia, Vice Chair Palliative Care SA, Vice Chair Laurel Palliative Foundation and Board Member SA Department of Health and Wellbeing End of Life Care Program Board.