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Goldfields Regional Palliative Care Service

Phone: (08) 9080 5290 or (08) 9080 5293; email goldfieldspalliativecare@health.wa.gov.au

Piccadilly St

Service Provider Category

Counselling/pastoral care, Palliative care in hospital, Palliative care in residential aged care

Type of Service(s) offered

Community support to patients in the home, Consultative service provided to the hospital, Consultative service to Residential Aged Care Facility, Inpatient palliative care beds, Psychosocial support (counselling, pastoral care, bereavement), Social worker

Consultation – Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Leonora & Laverton Hospitals, Community & Residential Care Facilities
Outpatient Clinic – Visiting Palliative Care Specialist & Telehealth
Services Kalgoorlie / Esperance Community – Kalgoorlie / Esperance

Service profile

Consultancy service and outpatient clinic within public hospitals and health centres across the Goldfields region.
Comprehensive nursing and allied health care in collaboration with the local medical practitioner based on the unique needs of the patients, their carer and family when facing a life limiting prognosis including:

  • assistance with care coordination
  • symptom assessment and management
  • addressing emotional and social concerns
  • assistance with clinical decision making
  • providing quality care for those approaching the end of life
  • providing equipment in consultation with Allied Health bereavement support.

Allied health services

  • Access to generalist allied health professionals, including:
    Aboriginal Liaison
    Dietitian
    Occupational Therapist
    Pharmacist
    Physiotherapist
    Social Worker
    Speech Therapist.

Admission criteria

Progressive life-limiting disease (malignant or non-malignant) with limited prognosis requiring specialist consultation and/or symptom management and support.

Referral process

All referrals require the consent of the patient
Completion of Specialist Palliative Care Referral form
Urgent referrals by phone call to Clinical Nurse followed up with completion of Specialist Palliative Care Referral form

Palliative care discharge criteria

Based on discretion of the Palliative Care team and in discussion with the GP, primary team, the patient and their family/carer.

Niche services

Visiting Palliative Care Physician clinics: Kalgoorlie, Esperance and via Telehealth
Collaboration with:

  • Aboriginal rural health services
  • Tjuntjunjarra, Ngaanyatgarra communities & BEGA Health
  • Rural Cancer Services
  • Kalgoorlie and Esperance
  • Rural Renal Services
  • Kalgoorlie, Warburton
  • ACAT & RAS

Access to: inpatient care at Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital (3 bed unit) providing hands-on care and consultancy.

Access the full service summary from the WA Health website.

 

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