Palliative Care

bigstock-Senior-Man-Woman-with-their-C-58410074Dementia is in most cases progressive, and in the later stages of the disease the person and their family will be dealing with end of life.

Palliative Care is an approach which aims to improve the quality of life of the person and their families facing the problems associated with a life threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psycho social and spiritual.

A palliative approach focuses on comfort, care and the reduction of symptoms of distress of an individual and their family who are dealing with a life-limiting illness.

Key Contacts

  • Illawarra Palliative Care Service: 4223 8384
  • Sholhaven Palliative Care Service (Nowra Community Health): 4424 6300
  • Palliative care hospitals:
  • David Berry Hospital: 4464 1001
  • Figtree Private Hospital: 4255 5000
  • Lawrence Hargrave Private Hospital: 4267 2811
  • Port Kembla Hospital Palliative Care: 4223 8380
  • National Dementia Helpline:
    • 1800 100 500
  • Dementia Advisory Service:
    • Illawarra: 4296 6747
    • Shoalhaven: 4422 9583