Primary Palliative Care
What is Primary Palliative care?
This is the term given to a holistic (whole person) approach to care for people who have advancing life-limiting conditions who are living at home. It includes improving quality of life through managing symptoms, and addressing psychological, social and spiritual issues.
This care is provided by a Primary Care Team made up of General Practitioners (GPs), Public Health Nurses (PHNs), Community Physiotherapists, Community Occupational Therapists (OTs), Psychologists, Social Workers and a range of other community-based staff.
This team is supported by the Community Palliative Care team.