Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. (Ballarat Hospice) is a home based palliative care service offering specialist palliative care through a coordinated team approach between you and your health care workers.

Ballarat Hospice aims to support you to be cared for and to die in your place of choice

Our services include

Specialist Palliative Care Nurses

  • Providing impeccable assessment and ongoing management of pain and symptoms
  • Working closely with your GP and relevant specialists
  • Facilitating referral to Palliative Care Doctors and Nurse Practitioner

Loan of Equipment – for example

  • Shower stools and chairs
  • Wheel chairs
  • Electric lift chairs
  • Electric beds

Supportive Care Team

The Support Care Team is made up of Counsellors & Trained Volunteers
  • Advocacy
  • Support and Counselling
  • Grief and Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Support
  • Words of Life
  • Patient Support Volunteers

Education

  • Offering information to Carers who are preparing to support a loved one requiring palliative care services.
  • Offering in-house education on a one on one and as needed basis
  • Offering education to health and community services, schools and community groups
  • Supporting clinical placement of undergraduate and graduate health professionals

24 hour Emergency Support

  • Specialist Palliative Care nursing support & guidance for patients and their family and carers

Research

  • Integrating Renal and Palliative Care
  • Whispered Questions
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