What is palliative care?

Palliative care is care provided for people living with, and dying from an eventually fatal condition and for whom the primary goal is quality of life.

Palliative care is the relatively new name for the specialized way of providing supportive care for any person with a life-threatening illness approaching the end of life.  It is available for everyone: young and old, those with cancer or any other terminal diagnosis, people of any ethnic or cultural background, wherever they live - in the city or in the country.

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supporting your region

Nothern Service

  • Riverland
  • Gawler & Districts
  • Northern Metro Adelaide
  • Elizabeth Vale
  • Port Pirie
  • Barossa & Districts
  • Lower North (Clare)
  • Yorke Peninsula

Central Service

  • Adelaide Hills (Mount Barker)
  • Port Augusta
  • Eyre Peninsula
  • Central Metro Adelaide
  • Murray Mallee

Southern Service

  • Mount Gambier
  • South Coast
  • Southern Metro Adelaide
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Naracoorte

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