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Palliative Care 

Specialist palliative care has community teams (doctors, nurses, social workers, other allied health professionals and volunteers), based in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.  They visit people at home in the towns and country in their regions.  Liaison staff work in the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital and NW General Hospital.  The teams are part of the Tasmanian Health Service

Advance Care Planning

Respecting Patient Choices:  A program for supporting advance care planning in Australia.  Pamphlets in languages other than English, short films about end of life decision making

Guardianship Board of Tasmania: information, fact sheets and form for appointment of an Enduring Guardian

Grief and Bereavement

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement  has a range of excellent resources you can down-load to read.  There are tips about how to support people who are grieving - for employers, for friends and workmates.  There is information about how to support particular groups of people – children and teenagers, bereaved parents, trauma survivors.

Walking Through Grief groups are walking groups that operate around Tamania. WTG offer mutal support for people who are experiencing grief through the death of a family member or friend.

Bears of Hope Pregnancy and infant loss support

Sids and Kids Dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children and providing bereavement support

The Compassionate Friends Victoria Supports family after the death of a child

Beyond Blue Help for people experiencing grief and loss

Other useful resources

Alzheimers Australia

Carers Tasmania

Lifeline Australia

Migrant Resource Centre Hobart

Migrant Resource Centre Launceston

Palliative Care Australia

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

​Primary Health Tasmania

Useful contacts