What is palliative care?
Palliative Care is specialised health care for people who are terminally ill or whose illness is not curable.
It aims to maximise quality of life and minimise pain and other symptoms. It is a holistic approach which considers the needs of the ‘whole’ person, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. It includes the support of carers and families. Palliative Care may be provided by your GP.
Our volunteers can provide support at home, in local hospitals or (for limited periods) in aged care facilities.