Community Palliative Care
- Provide expert assessment and ongoing support from specialist palliative care nurses
- Home visits by specialist palliative care nursing staff depending on the needs of the client and family
- Manage pain and other symptoms
- Provide emotional and spiritual support to you and your family
- Provide some specific aids and equipment to make life at home easier
- Work in partnership with you, your family, the doctor and other allied health services
- Provide grief and bereavement support including an annual memorial service
- Referral to other services e.g.
– Pastoral Care
– Home hygiene assistance, & respite services
Mildura Specialist Palliative Care Clinic
- Provide expert consultation by Visiting Specialist Pain and Palliative Care Physician from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for complex symptoms
- Specialist Nurses facilitate a monthly clinic
- Referral for this clinic is required from your Medical Practitioner
- Appointments and venue location information will be provided prior to your consultation.
Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consultancy Service
- Provide additional specialist assessment / management from a clinical nurse consultant if you have complex symptoms
- Access to Specialist Medical consultancy from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as needed
- Offer a range of external education, consultation advice and support to all health care professionals including:
– Residential Aged Care Facilities
– Disability Services
– General Practitioners
– Aboriginal Health Services
Palliative Care Advice Service
The Palliative Care Advice Service is a phone-based service for anyone seeking access to specialist guidance and advice for those living with a life-limiting illness and those who support them. The service is for family, friends and neighbours as well as all healthcare workers.
Specialist nurses and doctors provide information about serious illness and symptoms, being a caregiver and the palliative care service system. For healthcare workers, it offers guidance about prescribing, symptom management, locating appropriate services and decision-making.
The Parkville Integrated Palliative Care Service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital runs the service from 7am – 10pm, seven days a week. The Advice Service is free, confidential and available for everyone in Victoria.
To contact the Palliative Care Advice Service you can call 1800 360 000 or visit www.pcas.org.au for further information.
Palliative Care is specialised care that helps you live well with a life-limiting illness. The aims of palliative care are to make you comfortable, to improve your quality of life and to support family and friends involved in your care. Palliative care doesn’t just treat your body. It also cares for your social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. Palliative care looks after you as a whole person. Because palliative care focuses on your quality of life, it helps you to live as well as possible and, when the time comes, to die in comfort. Your palliative care team can help you to plan ahead and share your wishes about your care and other arrangements. Palliative care assists you to be at peace with yourself and those you love, as it can be very helpful to talk about fears, feelings and any regrets with those close to you. Not everyone who receives palliative care is about to die. Some people live with their condition for a long time, others have periods of wellness, and some may recover. People can move in and out of palliative care as their needs change. Hope continues to be important; what one hopes for, however, may change. Palliative care services work with you, your family, your GP and other health services to provide the best possible care within the Mildura and outlying Ouyen, Murrayville and Robinvale areas.
Early referral to any of our palliative care services can help people with a wide range of conditions such as cancers, chronic diseases, dementia and degenerative conditions for people of all ages, cultures and beliefs. Palliative care is not just end of life care.
Who can refer:
- A Specialist or General Practitioner
There is no cost for this service.
Make an Appointment
(03) 5025 9017
Make a donation to our service
If you would like to make a donation to our service, in memory of your loved one or otherwise, you can do this by following this link to www.mycause.com.au
You can also contact us or post to:
ATT: Donations – Palliative Care Service
Sunraysia Community Health Services
PO Box 2803
MILDURA VIC 3502