Accessing Palliative Care
The person with the life-threatening illness, their family, friends, carers and health professionals can access palliative care services for advice, information, referral and support.
What services are provided?
- Community palliative care provides holistic care including nursing care, allied health, respite and practical support as well as information, equipment, medications and access to medical review and assessment in peoples’ homes.
- Inpatient palliative care provides care to patients who require complex symptom and pain management or end-of-life care. Palliative care beds are located within acute hospitals as part of purpose-built subacute units or services, and as stand-alone services.
- Consultancy teams provide advice, support, education and training to treating teams in hospitals, across acute and subacute services, outpatient clinics and to community palliative care services.
- Outpatient clinics provide interdisciplinary assessment, care planning and interventions early in the care pathway of a person diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Day hospices provide activities and psychosocial and emotional support for people with a life-threatening illness and respite for their carer.Palliative care providers
A list of community, inpatient and specialist palliative care services is available below. Please use the form to find a service by postcode.