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Who to contact when you're concerned about your friend or relative

If you are concerned about a change in your relative or friend’s symptoms and feelings or you are unsure of which medicines to give, it’s important for you to know that support and advice from a palliative care nurse is available just a phone call away. Depending on your situation, the nurse will be able to give you information over the phone, organise a nurse or doctor visit or direct you to your GP.  

Here are some useful contact details for carers in the Geelong region:

Palliative Care Program

Call 03 4215 5700 to speak with your palliative care team. Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding public holidays).
Further information on the Barwon Health Palliative Care Program.

Palliative Care Program – after business hours support and advice
Call 03 4215 5700 to access after business hours palliative care support – for carers and clients of Community Palliative Care.

Barwon Health Palliative Care is in partnership with Caritas Christie Hospice, who provide after business hours advice and are able to arrange a Barwon Health nurse to visit you after hours if required.
Helpful tips on Coping at home after business hours and using the after business hour service.

General Practitioners (GP)
You can contact your GP for advice.

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Last Modified: Monday, 18 February 2019