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Ipswich Hospice Care Ltd.

Ipswich Hospice Care is a community organisation located in Eastern Heights, Ipswich. Our services include:

  • Seven inpatient beds, providing quality end of life palliative care to terminally ill people, and support for their families in a caring home-like environment.
  • A Grief and Bereavement Service which offers individual and group counselling for adults and children.
  • A Nurse Practitioner Service which includes outpatient clinics and home visiting.

All of Ipswich Hospice’s services are provided at no cost to residents of the West Moreton region. We work in partnership with patients, families, GPs and Specialists to ensure the best quality care.

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West Moreton Health

The West Moreton Palliative Care Service provides quality end of life care for people with a life limiting illness.  Our aim is to improve quality of life, understand what’s important to you and plan your care with you.

The Palliative Care team works closely with GP’s, patients, caregivers and other health professionals to provide:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • End of life care
  • Equipment advice/provision
  • Palliative care education
  • Support for patients/carers to access other community services
  • Emotional support for patients, carers and family
  • Planning transition from hospital to home
  • 24 hour telephone support for patients known to the community outreach service.

Our services:

Hospital Care – the Palliative Care Unit at Ipswich Hospital has 13 beds and is staffed by a dedicated palliative care team consisting of Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Staff.  The four rural hospitals Boonah, Esk, Laidley and Gatton also provide end of life care with access to support from the Palliative Care Team at Ipswich Hospital.

Community Outreach Service – to all areas of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service for those who wish to receive their palliative care at home.  This care includes management of problematic symptoms, an equipment loan program and access to 24 hour telephone advice.

Palliative Outpatient Clinics – held at Ipswich Hospital and telehealth consultations to rural areas in your home or at your local rural hospital.

Advance Care Planning Service –our experienced staff provide assistance with documentation of end of life wishes and preferences by providing assistance to complete Advance Health Directives or Statement of Choices and Enduring power of Attorney documents.

Accessing our Service:

Referrals to the service should be made by a Medical officer.   If you are unsure if you or a loved one are eligible for palliative care services, please discuss this with your GP or contact the Palliative Care Unit at Ipswich Hospital on 3810 1111.

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Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN are a not-for-profit organisation who partners with community organisations, health care providers, hospital and health services, and state and federal governments to improve primary health care services in the region. The PHN works within the Darling Downs and West Moreton region to better understand, support and improve the health of people living in our region.

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Palliative Care Queensland

Palliative Care Queensland is the state’s peak body for palliative care. Operating for over 30 years, we have over 400 members and are founding members of Palliative Care Australia. Members include health professionals across specialist and generalist palliative care services, aged care, disability care, peak bodies, as well as interested members of the community.

Our priorities are for all Queenslanders to:

  • Live every day until their last
  • Have a dignified death, regardless of their illness, age, culture or location
  • Have access to a supportive social network at the end phase of life and have the choice of quality palliative care
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Queensland Ambulance Service -West Moreton Local Area Service Network

The Queensland Ambulance Service is the chief provider of out-of-hospital emergency care and ambulance transport in the state of Queensland.

The QAS is not a palliative care service but supports the palliative care approach. QAS supports palliative care services in times of extreme demand and where patients need to be transported for ongoing care. QAS Clinician’s goals of care to the palliative care patient include maintaining dignity for the patient and advocating for their wishes, ensuring adequate analgesia to relieve pain and discomfort, providing symptom management and enhancing quality of life by minimising anxiety and providing support to carers and loved ones.

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Ipswich Nurses

Ipswich Nurses was established in 2021 by Blessing Makoni, a specialist palliative care nurse practitioner who has lived in the Ipswich region since migrating from Zimbabwe in 2006. Blessing completed her nurse practitioner Masters degree in Australia, and has been practicing at this expert level in palliative care for 10 years.

Blessing’s vision for Ipswich Nurses is for her unique brand of expert nurse-led care to be available to all who need it. With a combined total of over 30 years of specialist palliative care nursing across the Ipswich Nurses team, they are committed to delivering

Ipswich Nurses cares for people living with a life limiting illness, in their home (wherever that may be) within the Greater Ipswich region.

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Icon Cancer Centre

Icon Cancer Centre Springfield is located onsite at Mater Private Hospital, and offers radiation therapy treatment for early and advanced cancers. Treatment is delivered by an experienced and compassionate team who are there to support patients and their families every step of the way. Icon Springfield use palliative radiation therapy to support patients with end of life care, offering effective relief of cancer symptoms and helping to maintain quality of life. Icon is proud to provide this essential end of life care, close to home for the local West Moreton community.

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Blue Care

Blue Care is one of Queensland’s largest and most trusted providers of in-home care, residential aged care, disability services and retirement living. They are committed to empowering you and your loved ones to live life your way.