Where you receive palliative care will depend on your circumstances. At any given time, it may be provided in your home, a hospice, a hospital or a nursing home.

Palliative care teams are particularly useful in assisting people who are being cared for at home. If it is difficult, or not advisable for you to remain at home you may need to be admitted to a hospital with palliative care beds or to a specialist palliative care unit or hospice.

Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015