When an illness cannot be cured, Palliative Care is available to help manage distressing or complex symptoms and provide support to help people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Palliative Care Services works with care teams, like GPs and other specialists, to provide comfort and quality of life, while you or your loved one gets on with living.
Our Palliative Care staff assess patient and carer needs and consider personal wishes and goals for care.
Palliative Care teams include doctors, nurses, allied health staff including social workers, aboriginal liaison officers and trained volunteers.
Regular assessments and treatments to target symptoms such as pain, nausea, breathlessness and anxiety
Support for physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs
Access to specialist support in any SESLHD hospital, residential aged care facility or at home
Access to loan equipment to care safely at home
Access to after-hours support
Ongoing professional and volunteer support to family members and carers.
All services are free of charge.