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All patients must be referred by a medical officer/nurse practitioner.
Mandatory referral criteria:
If a patient does not meet all mandatory referral criteria and the medical officer/nurse practitioner still wants the patient considered for referral to MSPCS, then the medical officer/nurse practitioner must telephone the MSPCS team in their area.
For patients based in the community:
For patients based in hospital:
For patients based in a Residential Aged Care Facility:
Please triage the urgency of response according to the following categories:
Please note: If urgent or priority response is required, then please phone the appropriate Team Leader on the contact list to discuss.
Please note: Patients will be contacted and seen within business hours, Monday to Friday.
(hospital OPD and community referrals - including Beaudesert area)
Team Leader: Louise Goodwin
Phone: 3089 2070
Fax: 3089 2090
(QEII Hospital, PA Hospital, Corinda Centre, OPDs and community referrals)
Team Leader: Jane Williamson
Phone: 3710 2201
Fax: 3710 2230
(hospital OPD and community referrals)
Team Leader: Geraldine Milligan
Phone: 3488 3639
Fax: 3488 3650
Residential Aged Care Facilities in Metro South
Phone: 1800 772 722
Fax: 3893 4147
There are no costs for medical, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, counselling support. There are some costs related to the provision of medical aids and equipment and domiciliary nursing.
The Metro South Palliative Care Service (MSPCS) incorporates:
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:
The RACF service covers: