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 Shoalhaven Hospital

ISLHD Wig and Turban Library - Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven Hospital
0438 429 736
Specialist Palliative Care Community Services - Shoalhaven
District-wide service
02 4464 6983
Specialist Palliative Care Symptom Management Clinic - Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven Cancer Care Clinic
02 4464 6983