Clare Holland House

Palliative Care focuses on supporting patients who have one or more chronic conditions, with intervention aimed at assisting those people to live complete and comfortable lives through symptom management and suitable treatment of their condition(s) as they progress to the need for end of life care.

The goal is to help patients achieve dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones.

Specialist Palliative Care Services

Calvary Bruce Public Hospital’s Community Specialist palliative care services operate from Clare Holland House on our Barton campus. From this location we provide outpatient clinic services, care in the home or residential setting, and also inpatient hospice services.

Our palliative care service is tailored to each patient, with the main objective being to enable each patient to enjoy a fulfilling and comfortable lifestyle while still receiving appropriate and patient-centred care.

Community Specialist Palliative Care Services

Clare Holland House’s Community Specialist palliative care services will:

  • Advise and support the primary care team
  • Manage distressing symptoms
  • Offer home visits if necessary
  • Facilitate access to equipment to support the patient to stay in the home setting as long as possible.
  • Provide telephone advice
  • Provide inpatient care at the ACT Hospice
  • Teach the family how to care for the patient
  • Support the bereaved

We provide palliative care as an inpatient service, at home or in residential facilities.

Patients can be admitted for pain and symptom management, respite care or terminal care.

Resources for Patients, Family and Carers

Palliative Care patients, family members and carers can sometimes be faced with issues they may not have encountered before.

We have compiled some resources that may assist you to understand symptoms and issues that you have not previously experienced.

These may include food and nutrition, pain management, harm prevention, self-care and Advanced Care Planning.

These materials may not address all of your experiences and concerns. However, they will empower you to raise these matters with the doctors and health professionals involved in your treatment and care.

Carers ACT Advice about Looking after Yourself

Palliative Care Victoria Supporting a person who needs palliative care: a guide for families & friends

Department of Health Falls Prevention

QUT & Department of Health & Ageing Preventing Bed Sores & Pressure Injuries

Calvary & Australian Catholic University Eating & Drinking Downloadable Booklet & Video

Calvary & Australian Catholic University Managing Pain Downloadable Booklet & Video

Advance Care Planning Australia Advice for Family, Friends and Carers

Dying to Talk Australia Advanced Care Planning Discussion Starter

Services Referral Forms for Health Professionals

Referrals are required for the services provided by Clare Holland House. The referrals are available below, and must be completed by a health professional.

For Inpatient referrals, please complete and email to the below address

 inpatient-palliative-care-unit-referral-form-2015

  CHHInpatientReferrals@calvary-act.com.au

For Palliative Aged Care service referral, please complete and email to the below address

 palliative-aged-cared-service-referral-form-2016

 CSPCS@calvary-act.com.au

For Community referrals, please complete and email to the below address

 community-specialist-palliative-care-referral

 CSPCS@calvary-act.com.au

All referrals can be faxed to

  02 6273 0338


 

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Clare Holland House, 5 Menindee Drive, Barton ACT 2600

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02 6273 0336

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Clare Holland House

 5 Menindee Drive, Barton ACT 2600

 02 6273 0336