THE ‘WHY’ OF THE VOICE
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Our holistic approach to care means that we walk alongside people; supporting and caring for them.
We ensure our services are responsive to the individual needs of each patient, carer and family; and provide in-home specialist palliative care, addressing physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
We also work closely with other health and community services.
Palliative care is a service provided to people of any age with a life-limiting illness. When a cure is no longer the aim of treatment, palliative care focuses on maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the individual.
Palliative care is not just for patients. It is also for carers, family members, neighbours, and friends. We are here to provide support to all who need us.
Anyone can refer to Ballarat Hospice Care with patient consent; ideally in cooperation with the treating GP, Specialist or hospital.
Our services are at no direct charge to the patient. Funding is provided through the Victorian Department of Health, supplemented by donations and grants from our generous community.
Services are offered to residents living in
View the Hospice Service Area Map.
Patients who provide their consent and where they have a
Referrals from the treating Specialist or GP are encouraged so that medical information is provided.
Patients, carers and family members are welcome to call us and discuss their situation.
Our services and loan equipment are at no cost for our patients or their family.
Focus on the patient’s quality of life with compassion, kindness and flexibility:
Comprehensive supportive care is offered to patients, their carers and families.
Care is individual and may include:
Assisting patients to live as comfortably as possible in their home.
Equipment includes items such as:
Equipment delivery and pick-up is part of our service at no charge to our patients.