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.

Interactive online discussions about End of Life


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

Cost: Free

Tuesday 27 April 2021    10.30 am – 12 Noon – register here

Tuesday 15 June 2021     1.30 pm – 3pm (registrations open in May)

Friday 6 August  2021    4pm – 5.30 pm (registrations open in July)



Upcoming PEPA courses for General Practitioners

Web Ex Palliative education sessions for GPs – Pain Management in Palliative Care – 15 April – register here

On 15 April, in collaboration with Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA),  Calvary Health Care Bethlehem are planning a special PEPA GP workshop facilitated by Clinical Director Palliative Medicine at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, Dr Rowan Hearn.  The workshop is specifically catered to General Practitioners who care for people with a life-limiting illness and for practice nurses.

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

For more information about the workshop you can access the flyer here: Online PEPA Bethlehem workshop 15 April 2021

To register directly, follow this link.



Upcoming Progressive Neurological Diseases courses

The date for our next course will be published here and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/calvarybethlehem

Places will be limited, register early to ensure your preferred workshops.

Date: Date TBA      

These 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. A number of themed practical sessions will be run that will provide an opportunity to discuss specific clinical approaches in more detail and give attendees hands on exposure to specialised equipment and technologies.

For enquiries, please email: roxanne.maule@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.