Palliative Care

When an illness cannot be cured, Palliative Care is available to help manage distressing or complex symptoms and provide support. Palliative Care works with existing care teams such as GPs and other specialists, to provide comfort and quality of life while you get on with living.

Palliative Care staff assess patient and carer needs, and take notice of their personal wishes and goals for care.

Palliative Care teams include doctors, nurses, allied health staff, social workers and volunteers. All services are free of charge.

They provide:

  • 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.

Palliative Care services at Port Kembla Hospital

ISLHD Wig and Turban Library - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8128
Specialist Palliative Care Community Services - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8380
Specialist Palliative Care Equipment Loan Pool - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8380
Specialist Palliative Care Inpatient Service - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8000
Specialist Palliative Care Symptom Management Clinic - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8380
Volunteer Services - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8414
Volunteers - Join The Illawarra Palliative Care Team
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8414