The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) is a Queensland Health (QH) initiative whose primary role is to improve statewide palliative care services in Queensland through research and education endeavours.
To achieve these aims, the CPCRE operates as a 'centre without walls' to build and fostering partnerships with the palliative care community in its endeavours.
The CPCRE is administered by a consortium of five organisations, including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Lead Agency), The Prince Charles Hospital; Queensland University of Technology; Karuna Hospice Service; and Queensland Divisions of General Practice.
An Advisory Board comprising consortium members and representatives from the palliative care community and QH guides the CPCRE in its activities. Staff include a Centre Director (jointly appointed with Queensland University of Technology), Director of Learning and Development, Research Officers and an Administrative Officer.
Services and objectives: