The Community Palliative Care service provides specialist health care and practical support aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people who have advanced disease or a life limiting illness.

Palliative-Care

The palliative care team works closely with you, your doctor and your family to help you implement your preferred care options in the way that suits you best.

We provide:

  • Support and help to make the decisions and personal adjustments that may accompany a life limiting illness
  • 24 hour phone support 7 days a week
  • Bereavement support, including follow up visits to carers
  • Links to other relevant services
  • Supportive care volunteers. Our volunteers are trained and ready to provide companionship and general support, such as running errands or driving you to appointments.

NB GLCH delivers this service to residents of a catchment area roughly contained by the Tambo River to the west, the Bruthen-Buchan Road to the north and Hospital Creek to the east. If you live outside this area your care will be provided by another service provider.

Community Palliative Care Nurse Consultant

Our nurse consultants provide specialist assessment and advice in collaboration with your GP, local nursing services and visiting palliative care physicians as required.

GLCH delivers this service throughout the East Gippsland Shire.

For more information, please contact:

Home Based Nursing on 5155 8380

Our nurses will conduct a comprehensive assessment, generally in your home, and will work with you to meet your needs in the best way for you. The team can also conduct community group education sessions on a range of health related topics on request. NB GLCH delivers this service to residents of a catchment area roughly contained by the Tambo River to the west, the Bruthen-Buchan Road to the north and Hospital Creek to the east. If you live outside this area your care will be provided by another service provider.

Service available from:

  • As required