Specialist palliative care
Our teams, based in Broken Hill and Dareton, provide regular face-to-face and virtual care appointments in communities across the Far West. We work in partnership with other health professionals across the district to ensure that people can access palliative care support when and where they need it.
Depending on your needs, palliative care services can be provided by:
palliative care nurses
palliative care doctors
Aboriginal Health workers
allied health providers such as dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and bereavement counsellors
No referral is required to access most palliative care services. A doctor's referral is required to see a palliative care doctor.
The Broken Hill specialist palliative care team is based in Broken Hill Hospital.
- Opening hours: 8am to 4pm 7 days a week
- Phone: (08) 8080 1300 and ask for palliative care
The Dareton specialist palliative care team is based in the Dareton Primary Health Service.
- Opening hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
- Phone: (03) 5021 7200 and ask for palliative care
After hours on-call services may be available by arrangement for patients registered with the specialist palliative care service.
Palliative care volunteers
We also train and support volunteers to help us improve quality of life for patients at home or in hospital. See how to volunteer with us and find out more about the Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Hub if you’d like to become a volunteer.
See the Far West Palliative Model of Care for more information for patients, carers and health professionals.
Download our Practical Assistance When Someone Dies brochure (PDF 7.13MB).