When an illness cannot be cured, Palliative Care is available to help manage distressing or complex symptoms and provide support.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District's (ISLHD's) Palliative Care Service 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, social workers and 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 ISLHD 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.
Enquiries: 1300 068 458
Urgent referrals: 1300 792 755
Palliative Care services at David Berry Hospital
Illawarra-Shoalhaven Specialist Community Palliative Care Service
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Specialist Community Palliative Care Service supports the population from Coledale to Milton Ulladulla. The service operates out of community health centres across the District.
The Specialist Community Palliative Care Service consists of multiple specialist care clinicians including Palliative Care Medical Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses, Allied Health Clinicians, Allied Health Assistants, Senior Aboriginal Health Workers, Community Volunteers and outpatient services including specialist Bereavement Counselling service.
The Service provides equipment and after hours telephone and virtual support. The Service works with ISLHD Community Health Nurses and with external services such as general practitioners, pharmacies, Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs), Non-Government Organisations, Primary Health Network Coordinare, NSW Ambulance and other agencies.
|Palliative Care Equipment Loan Pool - Illawarra-Shoalhaven||
David Berry Hospital
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