Information and support
Palliative Care Information and Support Line
Providing the WA community with information and support on end of life planning, palliative care, grief and loss.
Call 1800 573 299
The Palliative Care Information and Support Line is here to provide you with information, resources, and support on end of life planning, palliative care, grief and loss.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will also be able to offer information on appropriate support services for further assistance.
Who we help
We offer information and support to any member of the WA community who is dealing with palliative care or end of life issues for themselves or for someone else.
That means you could be someone newly diagnosed with a chronic disease or terminal condition or who has lived for some time that condition. You may be the carer, family member or friend of someone who has been recommended for palliative care or who is already receiving palliative care. You could have someone in your life in residential aged care and approaching the end of their life. You may want to do some end of life planning for yourself or assist someone else and don’t know where to start. You may be struggling with grief for someone who has already died or who is approaching the end of their life.
We are here to listen to you – to hear your concerns, provide as much information as we can, and point you in the right direction to access services, advice or further support. We have the time to talk it all through and help you to better understand your situation. All calls are completely confidential.
What we help with
We are here to offer non-clinical information and support on end of life planning, palliative care and grief and loss. Here are just some examples of what you may be looking for.
- The locations and contact information for palliative care services in WA.
- Understanding what palliative care actually means and what it involves.
- Sorting out the questions on palliative care or the end of life process to ask your healthcare provider so you are better prepared.
- Some advice on where to go for resources and assistance as a carer.
- Information on appropriate support services and organisations available in WA.
- Understanding what is involved with end of life planning and how to get started.
- Information on palliative care, aged care, and grief and loss during COVID-19.
Please note that this service does not provide counselling, clinical information or individual advocacy.
How to contact us
The FREE Palliative Care Information and Support Line operates 9:00am to 5:00pm every day of the week.
For information and support on palliative care, grief and loss please call us on 1800 573 299.
Please spread the word
If you know someone who could benefit from talking with us please let them know. You can also download our promotional postcard HERE and pass that on.
This service has been funded by WA Health End of Life Care Program in the WA Department of Health.