Delivering a Healthy WA

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network – Improving the Patient Experience

Palliative Care Services

In Western Australia, the Palliative Care Network Advisory Committee oversees a range of initiatives aimed at developing an integrated statewide model of palliative care.

In 2009 a Palliative Services Project Fund of $14 million over four years was established to fund the development and establishment of the following palliative care initiatives and programs.

Palliative Care Programs

Rural Palliative Care

The palliative care rural model has provided a framework for establishing coordinated palliative care services across seven WA Country Health Service regions.

Kimberley Palliative Care Service
Broome Hospital, Robinson Street, Broome WA 6725
Ph:  9194 2325  Fax:  9194 2282  Mob:  0434 181 044

Pilbara Palliative Care Service
2nd floor State Government Building, Cnr Brand & Tonkin Streets, South Hedland 6722
Ph:  9174 1636  Mob: 0457 537 227

Goldfields Palliative Care Service
Kalgoorlie Health Campus, Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph:  9080 5290  Fax:  9080 5808  Mob:  0429 233 403

Wheatbelt Palliative Care Service
Northam Regional Hospital, Robinson Street, Northam WA 6401
Ph:  9690 1780  Fax:  9690 1601  Mob:  0408 399 016

Midwest Palliative Care Service
285 Population Health – Palliative Care, Level 1, 51-85 Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530
Ph:  9956 2431  Fax:  9956 8747  Mob:  0407 949 040

South West Palliative Care Service
8A Spencer Street, Bunbury 6230
Ph:  9781 4060  Fax:  9781 4057  Mob:  0429 204 836

Great Southern Palliative Care Service
Albany Regional Hospital, Hardie Road, Albany WA 6330
Ph:  9892 2380  Fax:  9892 2580  Preferred contact number:  0429 379 145

WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network
Ph:  9222 4091

Metropolitan Area Health Services Palliative Care Teams

WA Health has established two mobile specialist palliative care consultancy teams to provide expert palliative care advice and education for health professionals and facility staff caring for patients within residential aged, mental health and disability care facilities, general hospitals and prisons acorss Perth’s metropolitan areas. The project aims to build links between the tertiary, secondary and primary health services and provide palliative care advice, education and leadership in places where access to specialist palliative care has been more difficult to obtain.

The South Metropolitan Area Palliative Consultancy (SMAPC) team can be contacted by fax (08) 9391 1043 or by phone (08) 9391 1096.

The Palliative Ambulatory Service North (PASN) (external site) can be contacted by fax (08) 9340 6348 or by phone (08) 9340 6390.

Paediatrics Palliative Care Program

This program operates as a state-wide service within the auspices of Princess Margaret Hospital. The Palliative Services Project Fund has enabled this service to establish a paediatric palliative care team that provides the expertise and coordination to meet the needs of children and their families with non-malignant diseases. The team works collaboratively within Princess Margaret Hospital and with multiple agencies to ensure that each child has the choice to spend much of their time at home.

Talking About the End of Life

The Talking About the End of Life is a training and mentoring program for Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) staff, that is funded under the COAG National Partnership Agreement for Sub-Acute Care. Each participating RACF commits to form a Palliative Care Link Team from a mix of facility staff, which is then taught to identify patients with palliative care needs and the concepts of care conferencing and advance care planning.

Talking About End of Life Program Resources

Palliative Care Resources

Palliative Care Models of Care

Other Palliative Care Resources for Health Providers

Resources relevant to babies and children

  • SIDS and Kids – not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the elimination of sudden and unexpected infant deaths, supporting bereaved families and funding research into stillbirth.
  • Sands - miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death in today's society.

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