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Molly Carlile

Molly CarlileMolly Carlile is a healthcare professional, educator and author, and has recently taken up the appointment as the Manager of Palliative Care Services, for Austin Health in Melbourne.

Molly is responsible for the strategic and operational management of palliative care including the planning and implementation of the move to Austin's new Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre. This is an integrated cancer centre, incorporating palliative and supportive care with a focus on wellness. Arts and health is seen as an essential element in providing a safe healing environment for patients across the care continuum, no matter their prognosis.

Molly will give a presentation about this new centre and how arts and health strategies and programs are being applied, as well as highlighting the benefits and challenges of incorporating arts and health programming into a health facility.

Molly was the recipient of the 2009 Arts and Health Australia Award for Excellence in the category of Health Promotion.