For Families & Patients

Palliative care supports people with a life-limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.
Back to Support for families & carers

Stories – support for families & carers


Dorothy's story - support for carers through palliative care

Dorothy cared for her husband Lloyd at home. Palliative care helped her to give Lloyd the best possible quality of life and to die in comfort, at home.

Play Video

Margaret's story about palliative care for her husband

Margaret’s husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She shares their experience of his illness and palliative care. Duration 8 mins.

Our thanks to Margaret, Ballarat Hospice Service and ABC journalist, Dashiel Lawrence, who recorded this interview in 2010.

Play Podcast