Specialist palliative care services at the Otago Community Hospice are coordinated by a multidisciplinary team that works alongside and in partnership with the patient, family and community health providers. Palliative Care embraces the physical, social, emotional and spiritual elements of wellbeing and enhances a person’s quality of life.
Referrals can be made for:
- Assessment of individual palliative care needs.
- Symptom management assessment, management, and advice (at person’s home or inpatient admission).
- End of life care and support.
For full Referral Criteria for Adult Palliative Care Services click here: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/referral-criteria-for-adult-palliative-care-services-in-new-zealand.pdf
For Otago Community Hospice Referral Form, you can either: