Patients at Home in an Urban Area
- Patients accepted to Palliative Care Service are assigned to a case manager depending to location
- The case manager (CNC ) refers the patient to Community nurses (Palmerston/Casuarina) depending on location
- The community nurses home visits the patient depending on needs
- CNC from Palliative Care will assist with advice regarding service provision, symptom management and EOLC. They do not provide “hands on” nursing care.
- The CNC ensures medications and equipment is organised for patients who are at home through the assistance of the OT.
- Home care services can sourced through the help of the Palliative Care Social Worker.
- Care services are very limited (generally a few hours a week) and unfortunately there is no public provision of full nursing care in the home or night nursing in the NT.
- There is an Afterhours service to visit patients at home out of business hours if needed to support the patient and the family.
End of Life Care
- The CNC liaises with the doctor for medication prescriptions.
- Referral is made to the Community Care nurses who will be home visiting depending on needs.
- Community nurses will liaise with CNCs for advice on symptom management and other specialist needs.
- There is an Afterhours service to visit patients at home out of business hours if needed to support the patient and the family
FIND SERVICES IN NT
Search the National Palliative Care Service Directory to find specialist care providers near you.
For more information, visit https://palliativecare.org.au/directory-of-services