What is palliative care?

Palliative care identifies and treats your symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Palliative care can be provided by your GP or a specialist palliative care team. Palliative care is not just for cancer but for any disease which is active, progressive and life limiting.

Palliative care identifies and treats your symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Palliative care can be provided by your GP or a specialist palliative care team. Palliative is not just for cancer but for any disease which is active, progressive and life limiting.

There are sections in the Community Hub for:

What is palliative care factsheet (672 pdf)

Advance Care Planning

Being able to think about, talk about, or plan for death can be helpful in making sure health professionals and family and friends know what is important to you at the end of life.

You can download or print an information sheet to share with your family and friends.

You may also like to view a brief slide show providing basic information about Advance Care Planning.

Advance Care Planning in Five Easy Steps - Slideshow

We all need a plan factsheet (342kb pdf)

Last updated 08 September 2021