Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is provided to improve the quality of life of patients with serious and incurable illnesses. Care addresses the management of symptoms as well as the psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient.

Will I have to pay?

There are no fees or charges for this specialised care.

If I need to go into residential care, am I able to go home again?

Yes. This is your choice.

What happens if I cannot manage at home?

We will help to enhance your homecare or ewe will help you and your family to explore alternatives. We can fund short-term access to a residential care facility when available.

What happens if I have to go to a resthome?

If you move to a resthome we will continue to visit you and remain in contact with your family.

Is hospice for cancer patients only?

No. We offer support for patients with any incurable illness. we only need a referral.