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Medicine Line

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Medicine Line is a telephone service providing consumers with information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary (herbal, ‘natural’, vitamin and mineral) medicines. When you call 1300 MEDICINE, you will speak with an experienced registered nurse with question answered on the spot, or you may be referred to your GP or pharmacist, or to another health professional. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST (excluding NSW public holidays).

Caring for someone with dementia

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This Help Sheet provides some information on the palliative care approaches that play a crucial role in the care of the person who is dying. It provides information about how the person with dementia can be supported to die in comfort and with dignity.

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When Death is Near

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In the final phase of progressive life-limiting illness, patients and families face changes, challenges and choices that are unfamiliar and can seem overwhelming. This article offers information about what might be expected as death nears.

Produced by: Canadian Virtual Hospice

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Cancer Council Queensland

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Cancer Council Queensland provides the following services for Queenslanders affected by cancer. Contact them directly to check suitability and to arrange referral.
- Volunteer Shuttle Bus between Airport, Roma St Station and accommodation/treatment facilities in Brisbane
- Shuttle bus between Airport, Lodge and treatment facilities in Townsville
- Cancer related information/resources
- Cancer Counseling Service, including Nurse Counselor Service and Living Mindfully Groups
- Peer support including Carer Connect, information about support groups
- ProBono Financial and Legal services

QHealth: 13HEALTH

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13HEALTH is a phone line service for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call. Qualified staff will provide advice on who to talk to and how quickly it should be done.

Financial First Aid

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Financial First Aid offers counsellors who are available free to the public as a first point of call to address immediate financial concerns that place undue stress and anxiety on individuals and families. Their hours of service are 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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QLD Positive People

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Queensland Positive People (QPP) is a peer based organisation providing support to people living with HIV. QPP can offer support in the areas of HIV treatment information, support and management, peer support for those people newly diagnosed, people experiencing discrimination as a result of HIV and information and education regarding HIV prevention.

Melanoma Institute Australia

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Melanoma Institute Australia is a not for profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs. The institute pioneers new research, conducts clinical trials and develops new treatments.

Palliative Care Queensland

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Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) provides information and education with an aim to raise awareness, advocate and ensure quality care is provided to all at the end of life.

PCQ is an independent not-for-profit peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Queensland.

Established in 1988, PCQ has supported thousands of people living with chronic and life-limiting condition and those who care for them.

Palliative Care Queensland is a member organisation of Palliative Care Australia, and as such, aspires to meet Palliative Care Australia's national aims at a state level.

Motor Neurone Disease Association Queensland (MNDAQ)

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The Motor Neurone Disease Association Queensland (MNDAQ) is an information and referral advisory service that provides essential information to families, health professionals and the general public. They provide physical and emotional support to patients and carers, and referral to appropriate medical, health and community services.

National Dementia Helpline

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The National Dementia Helpline is a telephone information and support service available across Australia. The service operates during business hours and the is provided by Alzheimer’s Australia state organisations ensuring you get accurate, local information and support.

CanTeen Australia

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CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. They provide funding for specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs.

Kids Helpline

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Kids Helpline is free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.