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Palliative Care

The Metro South Palliative Care Service (MSPCS) incorporates:

  • a community service to the geographical area encompassing:
    • Brisbane suburbs south of the river (excluding the suburbs surrounding St. Vincent's Hospital-Kangaroo Point)
    • Logan City and Beaudesert
    • Bayside suburbs of Redland City south of Cleveland (including the Bay Islands)
  • in-reach medical consultancy to Logan, Redland, Princess Alexandra and QEII hospitals within the Metro South geographical boundaries
  • inpatient public palliative care beds at Canossa Private Hospital, QEII, Logan, Beaudesert, Redland and Wynnum hospitals
  • in-reach consultancy palliative care service to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF's) within Metro South Health.

The MSPCS provides a specialist palliative care service with consultancy, shared and direct care elements that works in collaboration with primary and tertiary care providers to enhance quality end-of-life care and ease the suffering of people diagnosed with advanced progressing life-limiting conditions. MSPCS comprises multidisciplinary teams that provide face-to-face, telephone and telehealth consultations.

Services provided include:

  • pain and symptom management
  • end-of-life care
  • equipment advice
  • palliative care education
  • practical support for patients and family to enable them to access relevant community resources
  • emotional support for patients, family and friends registered with MSPCS
  • access to grief and bereavement support for patients, family and friends registered with the service
  • facilitation of transition between hospital and community care
  • 24-hour telephone on-call service for patients registered with MSPCS.

The RACF service covers:

  • complex pain and symptom management advice
  • complex end-of-life care advice
  • complex psychosocial issues advice
  • advance care planning and palliative care case conferencing advice.

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Last updated 26 May 2017
Last reviewed 19 March 2018

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