We provide palliative care and support to people with a life-limiting or terminal disease (such as advanced cancer, end-stage heart, lung or kidney disease, or motor neurone disease) at home, in hospital, at a cancer care centre or in aged care.
Our Supportive and Palliative Care team can help to look after the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a person, and to support their family and carers.
Our team works closely with a range of other services. Depending on your needs at a particular time, palliative care support can be provided by:
palliative care nurses
palliative care doctors
mental health care specialists
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 referral from a GP or specialist is required to see a palliative care doctor or attend our palliiative care clinics. See Nepean Cancer and Wellness Centre for details.
The Supportive and Palliative Care team is based in Nepean Cancer Care Centre:
- Address: Corner of Great Western Highway and Somerset Street, Kingswood
- Phone: (02) 4734 3500
- Fax: (02) 4734 3570
Patient, family and carer resources
The following information and resources can help you plan for end-of-life care and make some important decisions.
See NSW Health palliative care for guides in a range of community languages, to help you understand and make decisions around palliative care and end of life.
An Advance Care Directive is an important way of letting people know your wishes about your healthcare and treatment should you find yourself seriously ill or injured and not able to make decisions. Having an Advance Care Directive will make it easier for your loved ones and health staff if they need to make decisions for you. Find out more and Make an Advance Care Directive.
The NSW Trustee and Guardian website has information about making a Will, including Wills for Aboriginal people.
Palliative Care Australia offers useful information including guides to:
Our When Someone Dies in Hospital (PDF 1.73MB) booklet may answer questions you have about the practical things that need to happen.
See Information for carers for more information and resources.