Making it easier
PALLIATIVE care can involve any one of dozens of health professionals, volunteer helpers and accommodation facilities.
Palliative care supports people with a life-limiting illness where cure is not an option.
It is an approach to care that aims to improve the quality of a person’s life. This week is Palliative Care Week and the Coffs Coast’s small but dedicated army of
palliative care professionals are in line for an award because of their imaginative response to the problems of size and distance they face.
The Mid North Coast Palliative Care Programs Advisory Group pulls together nurses, doctors, social workers, administrators, occupational therapists, other health professionals, aged care facilities and volunteers in a
network of care.
The group meets regularly to exchange notes and ideas and make sure their patients’ varying needs are being met.
Palliative care clinical nurse consultant Bev Morris, who is based at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus, is in Sydney today representing the group for the Palliative Care Week educational day and awards event.
Once people are receiving palliative care, they are given an after-hours phone line which they can access at all hours.