Palliative care is a family-centred model of care, meaning that family and carers can receive practical and emotional support. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.
Because palliative care is based on individual need, the services offered will differ but may include:
Palliative care is available for people of any age who have been informed they have a serious illness that cannot be cured. Palliative care assists people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and end-stage kidney or lung disease to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
For some people, palliative care may be beneficial from the time of diagnosis with a serious life-limiting illness. Palliative care can be given alongside treatments given by other doctors.
Palliative care is provided where the person and their family prefer, where possible, and may include the home, hospital, hospice or a residential aged care facility.
(Reference: Palliative Care Australia)
Gippsland PHN has been provided funding by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care under The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure to coordinate palliative care activities.
Palliative care project activities include:
Gippsland PHN has employed a Project Coordinator and Project Officer to support the delivery of the project. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from people interested in participating in project activities including a project advisory group, education and training, needs assessments and quality improvement activities.
To register your interest, please click here: https://gphn.foliogrc.com/contracts/new?contract_template=168&token=ns3oDqrhHFV5P9bsuMvx