Meet Sarah, Community Palliative Care Nurse who joined the Ballarat Hospice Care team early this year. Sarah came to Ballarat Hospice Care with 21 years paramedic experience at Ambulance Victoria and four years nursing experience in aged care, palliative care, school nursing and immunisation.
Sarah’s love for palliative care grew from a palliative care elective taken during her nursing degree. A community placement at Bacchus Marsh in palliative care was the inspiration needed to then seek a palliative care experience during her grad year. Sarah was fortunate to work for four months at Gandarra. Sarah has always valued the experience and philosophy of palliative care and Ballarat Hospice Care has been very fortunate to have Sarah join the team.
When asked about the change to palliative care Sarah said
“I have enjoyed the change. It is so good to be able to spend time and develop relationships with patients, carers and families that supports living and dying well”.
If you are interested in a career in palliative care, please contact us and have a look at the Careers page here.