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Order of Malta Australia


2022 Order of Malta Palliative Care Award


Congratulation to Elizabeth O’Flaherty, a second year nursing student at ACU Banyo Campus, who received the 2022 Order of Malta Palliative Care Award.

On receiving the award, Elizabeth commented;

“Caring for older persons throughout the last stages of their life is an enormous privilege. Nurses play a pivotal role in providing patient-centred, holistic care and this is just as important at end of life as it is during. Quality palliative care nursing honours the patient’s life they have lived through providing comfort, showing dignity and respect, and supporting the family as they journey alongside their loved one towards eternity. I can speak first-hand about the enormously positive impact compassionate and professional palliative care nurses leave on a family when they are faced with the heartbreaking reality of a loved one facing the end of their life. My sincere thanks to the Australian Association of the Sovereign Military, Order of Malta for this honour, and to the NRSG266 teaching staff for bringing into focus the importance of, and principles underpinning, caring for a population group that tends to get overlooked.“

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.