What is Palliative Care?
.Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. It involves preventing and relieving suffering and treating pain and other problems, physical, psycho social and spiritual. Numurkah District Health Service offers Palliative Care for the whole Moira Shire
When can you contact the Palliative Care Team?
Monday - Friday (except public holidays).
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
How can I arrange to see a Palliative Care Nurse?
Please contact either your doctor (GP) or contact the Moira Palliative Care Team directly on (03) 5862 0558 or in person at the Primary Health Reception, 2 Katamatite Road, Numurkah.
Can the nurse come to me?
Yes, Palliative Care Nurses can come to your home, residential aged care home or hospital.
How much does it cost?
Palliative Care is a free service.
Moira Palliative Care also provides bereavement support to carers and families.
Why do I need it?
Palliative Care will help you manage your illness, particularly pain and symptoms, so you can continue to live life as well as you can while dealing with your illness. You may need it or want to have it as soon as you find out about your illness. Some people choose to take it up once the illness reaches a later stage. You may have Palliative Care on and off as you go through stages of wellness and illness.