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Volunteers for Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc. embrace Palliative Care Australia's philosophy to "…maximise quality of life and assist families and carers…" We are a non-clinical palliative care support service providing respite at no cost for palliative care patients, carers and their families living in the Maitland local government area. We are a not for profit organisation funded by NSW Health. We were established in 1990 after several years of lobbying Government by members of our community for a local Palliative Care non-clinical support service.

We work in partnership with and take referrals from Hunter New England (HNE) Local Health District (LHD), general practitioners and other palliative care non government organisations. You may also self refer.

For information about specialist palliative care nursing and medical services, please contact the Hunter New England Local Health District Maitland Dungog Palliative Care Service on (02) 4939 2170.

Please ring us on (02) 4936 6582 for more information. We will then discuss your individual needs and the appropriate non-clinical care and support to you and respite to your carers.

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