Palliative Care

The Palliative Care service is provided for people of all ages with a life limiting illness who have little or no prospect of a cure. People with a life limiting illness can include those with a diagnosis of a cancer or end stage non malignant disease.

The aim of the Palliative Care service is to provide timely and appropriate care and support to clients living with a life limiting illness and their families. The Palliative Care service works collaboratively in the management and care provision with other service providers.

The service may visit clients at home, in hospital or Residential Aged Care Facilities. The care provided will vary according to the needs of the client and may

  • The assessment and management of symptoms related to their life limiting
  • A consultancy service by the Palliative Care Specialist and/or nursing staff
  • Nursing care
  • Support from the Palliative Care Social worker
  • Shared care with other service providers e.g. Silver Chain
  • Loan of equipment to assist in care provision at home
  • Bereavement support.

Referral Criteria

The patient must be aware of the referral.

Referrals will be accepted from:

  • Hospitals
  • Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Community Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • Other health professionals
  • Self referral.

Services available at these locations


Bellingen Health Campus
Church Street
Bellingen NSW 2454

Phone 02 6659 5842
Fax 02 6659 5726


8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Home visits are also available.

Camden Haven

Camden Haven Community Health
Laurie Street
Laurieton NSW 2443

Phone 02 6559 9003
Fax 02 6559 9840

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone 02 6656 7646
Fax 02 6656 7610


8.00 am to 4.30 pm, 7 days a week. Home visits are also available.


Dorrigo Health Campus
14 Beech Street
Dorrigo, NSW 2453

Phone 02 6692 7700
Fax 02 6692 7792


8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Home visits are also available.


Kempsey Community Health Centre
Polwood Street
Kempsey, NSW 2440

Phone 02 6561 2790
Fax 02 6562 0325


Macksville Health Campus
100 Darruya Road
North Macksville NSW 2447

Phone 02 6598 3500 
Fax 02 6568 2391

Opening hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Home visits are also available.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Community Health Centre
Morton Street
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

Phone 02 6589 2100
Fax 02 6589 2160


The new Wauchope Palliative Care Unit has eight specialist Palliative Care beds and visitors lounge.

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital
High Street
Wauchope NSW 2446

Phone 02 6580 8040 
Fax 02 6580 8041 

South West Rocks

South West Rocks Community Health
7 – 9 Stephen Eggleton Place
South West Rocks NSW 2431

Phone 02 6565 9611
Fax 02 6565 9625