What is Palliative care?

Palliative Care helps people live as fully and as comfortably as possible with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Our aim is to ease the suffering of patients and their families.

Palliative care not only addresses the physical symptoms, but also the psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions. Palliative care affirms life and offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death. In addition, it also provides a support system to help caregivers and families cope with the patient’s illness and in bereavement.

Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

Ipswich Nurses works alongside the West Moreton Health Specialist Palliative care in Aged Care (SPACE) team in delivering excellent palliative care consultancy service to all the RACFs.

Ipswich nurses recieve funding from Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN under the Australian Government’s PHN Program to provide palliative care consultancy services in RACFs.

 

Our expert nurse led service will:

  • Provide specialist palliative care support for residents and their families.
  • Support the nurses and care staff caring for residents
  • Work with the resident’s GP and other doctors.
  • Be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days of the year.
  • Training and education for RACF staff.

Palliative Care at Home

Ipswich Nurses provide palliative care service to people living in their own private homes.

 

Our expert nurse led service will:

  • Personal supports e.g. showering
  • In home respite to give a family a break
  • Registered Nursing
  • Available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days of the year.

Palliative Care for Children

Ipswich nurses have a partnership with The Queensland Children’s Hospital palliative care services to support children and families wanting to be cared for at home.

 

Our expert nurse led service will:

  • Provide specialist palliative care support for children and their families at home.
  • Support to nurses.
  • Work with the child’s GP and other doctors.
  • Be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days of the year.

Acknowledgements

Ipswich Nurses acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation; and recognises the rich history, diverse cultures and incredible connections to lands and waters of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.