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Footprints

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An organization that provides support for people with disabilities, older people, their carers and families, people with mental health issues, and people who are experiencing social and financial disadvantage and those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Centre based programs are available for people residing throughout North Brisbane as well as home-based services for older persons within inner Northern and Southern Brisbane.

Cittamani Hospice Service

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The staff and volunteers of Cittamani support people at the end of life.
The care offered is tailored to each client’s needs and is provided free of charge:
Specialist palliative care nursing with 24hour contact
Loan of equipment
In-home respite
Counselling
Bereavement support
Spiritual support
The perimeter of the area covered by the Cittamani Team is:
South: Caloundra to Landsborough
West: Blackall Range from Montville to Flaxton

Palliative Care Australia

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Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. Working with consumers, member organisations and the palliative care and broader health workforce, PCA aims to improve the quality of life and death for people with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

The online program, Dying To Talk, can help guide you through a discussion with your loved ones about how you would like to be cared for as you approach the end of your life. Palliative Care Australia also produce a number of written information resources.

Access the National Palliative Care Service Directory on the website. Phones are attended Monday -Friday 9.00am -2.00pm AEST.

Ozcare

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Ozcare is a statewide service that can work with your GP or Specialist Palliative Care Service to provide palliative care for Queenslanders over the age of 18 .

Services include palliative nursing at home or at an aged care facility. Can also provide respite care at home, in a day respite centre or in an aged care facility. Other home services include personal care, domestic assistance and specialist dementia services.

Call for both urgent and non-urgent access. See the website for details about services available in your area.

Mackay Hospital and Health Service Palliative Care

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Mackay Hospital and Health Services Palliative Care offers care and support in Emergency, In-home and Hospital settings along with Palliative Care information and education for patient, carer and family members.

A referral from a GP or other doctor is needed to access the service.

In an emergency the patient can attend the hospital Emergency Department to receive appropriate care and referral.

National Carer Counselling Program

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The National Carer Counselling Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides short term counselling services specifically for carers.

Counselling can assist carers with coping and adjustment skills, grief and loss issues, practical problem-solving techniques, emotional support as well as health and wellbeing skills.

Counselling is delivered Australia wide by qualified counsellors. To make an appointment call during business hours.

CURA Community Services

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CÜRA Community Services is a provider of Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program through the Federal Department of Social Services and by the Queensland Government (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.)

Queensland Ambulance Service

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QAS provides assistance to palliative patients in their home upon request by a health care professional or personal carer in circumstances where:-

The patient's condition unexpectedly changes,
The patient requires urgent assistance following a fall or other injury, or
The patient requires transport to an alternate facility for ongoing provision of palliative care.

Hilda’s House

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Located beside Ipswich Hospice, Hilda’s House provides practical, emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing the end of their life, their loved ones and for people who are bereaved.

Dove Cottage – Caloundra Hospital

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Dove Cottage is a purpose built 10 bed in-patient Palliative Care Unit on the Caloundra Hospital campus.

Referral by health professional via Sunshine Coast District Palliative Care Outreach Service. Phone: 07 5470 5333

Visits to the unit by potential patients and family welcome.

Caresearch

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Caresearch is an online information service providing access to relevant evidence and quality information about palliative care to:

Patients, Carers and Families
• Information and resources about living with or caring for someone with a serious illness, preparing for the end of life, and how to manage bereavement, grief and loss.

Health Professionals
• Information designed to support clinical practice by summarising the state of the evidence and by providing clinicians with access to relevant literature where possible.
• Information on a range of educational options relevant to palliative care.
• Resources to support the work of researchers in palliative care.

Resources are also available that can be printed or downloaded to share with friends and colleagues. Hard copy materials can also be ordered online.

Advance health directive

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An Advance Health Directive allows you to plan what medical treatment or health care you would like in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself. It also enables you to appoint an attorney for health and personal matters if you want.

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Hummingbird House

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Hummingbird House is an organisation dedicated to provide world-class respite and end of life care for life-limited children and their families, and to help them discover moments and create memories to last a lifetime.

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