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.

Full list of Palliative Care services

Allied Health Services - Palliative Care Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Illawarra
02 4254 5010
Allied Health Services - Palliative Care Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven
02 4464 6983
Community Specialist Palliative Care Services - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Wollongong
02 4223 8380
Community Specialist Palliative Care Services - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6983
Palliative Care Equipment Loan Pool - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8263
Palliative Care Equipment Loan Pool - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6948
Primary Health Nurses (Generalist) - Community Health
District-wide service
1300 792 755
Specialist Palliative Care Symptom Management Clinic - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven Cancer Care Clinic
02 4464 6983
Specialist Palliative Care Symptom Management Clinic - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8380
C6 West Ward Inpatient Service - Illawarra
Wollongong Hospital
Specialist Palliative Care Inpatient Service - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8000
Specialist Palliative Care Inpatient Service - Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6928
Volunteer Services - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8414
Volunteer Services - Illawarra-Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6985
Bereavement Counselling Service
District
0436 914 142
Bereavement Service
District
0436 914 142