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Palliative Care NT

Palliative Care NT is the state’s peak body for palliative care. We do not deliver palliative care services. Our role is to raise awareness of palliative care and improve access for all Territorians.

Palliative care aims to manage the physical symptoms and emotional needs experienced by people with a life-limiting or terminal condition, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. 
Care is generally delivered by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. The care they provide varies according to each patient’s needs and preferences. Palliative care also provides practical and emotional support to family and carers.

Use our 'Find Services in NT' directory below to find a palliative care service near you.


Search the National Palliative Care Service Directory to find specialist care providers near you.

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Palliative care resources

Access the latest palliative care resources, including downloadable brochures and fact sheets from Palliative Care Australia

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Dying to Talk Discussion Starter

Use the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter to talk to your family and friends about your end-of-life wishes.

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Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!

National Palliative Care Week is an annual event organised by Palliative Care Australia and supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. Dr Christine Sanderson, who is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine and works at the Alice Springs Palliative Care Facility, speaks with CAAMA’s Investigative […]


ABC Alice Springs Interview with Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM

As part of National Palliative Care Week 2020 ABC Alice Springs featured an interview with well respected palliative care physician, Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM from the Alice Springs Palliative Care Facility. As part of the interview with ABC Alice Springs Drive program host, Alex Barwick, Dr Shaw discussed some of the misconceptions about palliative care […]


Making informed choices for what you want

Dying is as normal a part of life as being born. While many of us are quick to rally around a new parent and offer help, supporting family or friends at the other end of life’s cycle is often not as forthcoming. What Matters Most, the theme of National Palliative Care Week, asks all Australians to […]


Living & dying in the place that matters most

  Purple House based in Alice Springs, is delivering hope, choice and comfort to remote Indigenous communities. It’s hard not to get caught up in Sarah Brown’s quiet enthusiasm. The pioneering CEO of the Purple House in Alice Springs has an infectious passion for providing dialysis to people in very remote Indigenous communities. She and her hardworking “mob” […]


Quarterly Palliative Care Forums

PCNT’s Quarterly Palliative Care Forums highlight the latest great work occurring in palliative care across the state.

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