Upcoming Events – Education, Training and Health promotion workshops and events

As a specialist Palliative Care Service and a Statewide PND Service, one of Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s key roles is to build the capacity of health services and health professionals to better manage the needs of people living with a life limiting illness. We do this through the delivery of workshops, in-person and online training and online discussions throughout the year. Below are some of the key events planned for this year.

Weekly Spring Progressive Neurological Diseases courses 2022

Our final Specialist MND interdisciplinary workshop for the year was held on 14 October 2021 as part of a weekly series during Spring.

With restrictions easing into the new year we will keep you updated on new workshops for next year and how we will conduct them.

In the meantime, if you have any enquiries, please email: roxanne.maule@calvarycare.org.au


(The MND workshops conducted every year by CHCB Allied Health Professionals, are practical team-based workshops for health and disability sector staff, which provide participants with an opportunity to interact and exchange views around the common presentations, interventions, equipment and technology that are used in the care of people living with Progressive Neurological Disease. CHCB preference is to run themed practical sessions to provide an opportunity to discuss specific clinical approaches in more detail and give attendees hands on exposure to specialised equipment and technologies.)

Upcoming PEPA courses for General Practitioners

Palliative Care in General Practice for Doctors in Victoria – ONLINE – 19 October – FULL

Unfortunately this course is now full. To register your interest in other upcoming courses go here.

Pain Management in Palliative Care – 17 November 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Please contact Margarita Makoutonina for details: margarita.makoutonina@calvarycare.org.au

For information on these and other PEPA courses go here

The interactive education sessions will utilise group discussion and case studies to provide a greater understanding of palliative care.

You can access the program of PEPA courses for the year here:  CHCB PEPA COLLAB COURSES FOR 2021


Interactive online discussions about End of Life 


An Interactive online discussion for everyday people about life’s most important questions

A new Let’s talk about death over Zoom session has been announced.

Let’s talk about death over Zoom – 11th November 2021 – 3pm – 4.30 pm

Cost: Free

Register here.

For enquiries about our next discussion, please email: linda.shaw@calvarycare.org.au


Progressive Neurological Diseases Courses and Workshops 

A key role of the Statewide PND Service, in collaboration with community organisations like MND Vic, is to build the capacity of health services and health professionals to better manage the needs of people living with MND.

The Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease (PND) Service at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem offers a range of interdisciplinary assessment, management and education services for people with a diagnosed PND.

PND services include but are not limited to: Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple System Atrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Spinocerebellar Ataxias and others.

Each of these conditions is relatively rare, and as a result community based health care services and clinicians may see very few people with these conditions in their daily practice.


Who would benefit from attending?

  • Health professionals
  • Case managers
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Palliative care clinicians
  • Residential care workers
  • Care coordinators
  • NDIS staff



Capacity Building Activities

Our capacity building activities include:

  • Community Education programmes
  • Telephone Consultancy
  • Telehealth education
  • Telehealth  liaison with local teams
  • Onsite training and education to local teams

This commitment to the right service, in the right place at the right time, also drives the Statewide PND service commitment to research.  Ensuring that education provided has a sound evidence base.