The Palliative Care resources contained in the below drop-down menu are available to assist health professionals with accessing services, current evidence-based information or best practice guidelines to support patients in Palliative Care

Email & Specialist Advice Services

Far West Local Health District – Supportive and Specialist Aged Care Service

Western NSW Local Health District - Supportive and Specialist Aged Care Service

Specialist Community Palliative Care Team

Contact No.

Specialist Community Palliative Care Team

Contact No.

Broken Hill Palliative Care Service   

Broken Hill Base Hospital
Far West Local Health District
176 Thomas Street, Broken Hill New South Wales 2880

 (08) 8080 1333            

 

Central West Palliative Care Service

302 Anson Street, Orange 2800

(02)6369 3380

Dareton Specialist Palliative Care Service

Dareton Primary Health Centre
44- 46 Tapio Street, Dareton 2717

(03) 50217200

 

Bathurst Voluntary Palliative Care Group

c/- Daffodil Cottage
Howick St, Bathurst 2795

(02) 6339 5347

 

Dubbo Health Service Palliative Care Service

PO Box 739, Myall St, Dubbo 2830

(02) 6809 6580

 

Lourdes Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Service, Dubbo

PO Box 974, Dubbo 2830

(02) 6841 8500

 

Forbes District Hospital

Elgin St, Forbes 2871

(02) 6850 2233

 

Mudgee Specialist Palliative Care Service

 PO Box 29, Community Health, Mudgee 2850

(02) 6378 6236

Parkes Community Health Centre

PO Box 103, Parkes 2870

(02) 6861 2403

 

Walgett Specialist Palliative Care, Walgett Community Health

141 Fox St, Walgett 2832

(02) 6828 6000

 

Palliative Care Consultation Liaison Service

Palliative Care Consultation Liaison Service

Broken Hill and Dareton Specialist Palliative Care:
Combination of direct, consultative and shared cared care model across all settings.
Medical and Nursing Specialist Palliative Care

 

Palliative Care Inpatient Unit

Palliative Care Inpatient Unit

No inpatient unit. Have access to non-funded beds that can be used for palliative care patients and families.

 

Clinician Resources

CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network GP Hub

The CareSearch GP Hub consolidates the best available evidence while facilitating access to practical resources and Australian guidance. The Hub’s content and resources were redeveloped by the CareSearch project team and led by Dr Christine Sanderson, a palliative care physician and CareSearch Research Fellow. Dr Sanderson said, ‘Feedback from GPs ensures that the Hub is organised to help them easily and quickly find content specifically relevant to primary care.

The CareSearch GP Hub website

CareSearch - My Information Kit

The My Information Kit from CareSearch -  Palliative Care Knowledge Network is a tool which allows a GP to select and collate factsheets for patients and carers about symptoms and care issues. The factsheets can be compiled and printed, or emailed with a coversheet including the GP’s contact details.

My Information Kit 

Training and Education

PEPA

General Practitioners often provide care for patients with lifelimiting conditions. Being able to more effectively participate in this care can be personally and professionally rewarding and has the potential to substantially improve patients’ quality of life. There is now a great opportunity for GPs with an interest in palliative care to further increase their skills and learn from palliative care specialists in a supported environment through PEPA - the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach. PEPA is a national educational project to enhance confidence, experience, knowledge and skills in the palliative approach through: funded and supervised clinical placements and interactive workshops; integration of learning into the workplace; and establishing networks of support. There is financial support available for successful PEPA applicants, including contributions towards backfill and travel.

More information about the PEPA programme and the application process are available at:
www.pepaeducation.com