Patients & Carers

When an illness cannot be cured, the focus of care changes to helping people to have the best quality of life possible while managing their symptoms. Palliative care concentrates on maintaining quality of life by addressing physical symptoms, such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath etc. It also helps with emotional, social and spiritual needs. Palliative care services support the person who is ill, as well as their carers and family.

In this section of the website information is provided for patients and carers to access general information with links to some additional websites for further information.

You may choose to navigate the information on the internet or speak to your Doctor or someone at a palliative care service in the local area.

Hume Region Palliative Care Services 

Or search the Palliative Care Victoria’s Service Directory