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 Palliative Care Services - Shoalhaven
District-wide service
02 4223 8380
ISLHD Wig and Turban Library - Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven Hospital
0438 429 736
Primary Health Nurses (Generalist) - Community Health Shoalhaven
District-wide service
1300 792 755
Specialist Palliative Care Community Services - Shoalhaven
District-wide service
02 4464 6983
Specialist Palliative Care Equipment Loan Pool - Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6948
Specialist Palliative Care Inpatient Service - Karinya Palliative Care Unit
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6928
Specialist Palliative Care Symptom Management Clinic - Shoalhaven
Shoalhaven Cancer Care Clinic
02 4464 6983
Allied Health Palliative Care Services - Illawarra
District-wide service
02 4223 8380
C6 West Ward - Wollongong Hospital
Wollongong Hospital
ISLHD Wig and Turban Library - Illawarra
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8128
Primary Health Nurses (Generalist) - Community Health Illawarra
District-wide service
1300 792 755
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
Volunteer Services - Shoalhaven
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6985
Volunteers - Join The Illawarra Palliative Care Team
Port Kembla Hospital
02 4223 8414
Volunteers - Join The Shoalhaven Palliative Care Team
David Berry Hospital
02 4464 6985