For Families & Patients

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

Personal Stories

Two-women-in-cafeWe would like to thank all those people with a life limiting illness, their families and carers for kindly sharing their stories and allowing us to use their photos throughout this website.

  • Moira and George talk about palliative care

    Moira was struggling just to survive with severe lung disease. Moira and George talk about palliative care and how it improved their quality of life and supported George to care for Moira at home. Duration 4 mins.

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  • 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.

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  • Fred & Jim's Story

    Fred and Jim talk about how they have coped with grief and loneliness after the death of their wives. Duration 16 minutes.

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  • 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.

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  • A good death in the bush

    This story describes how a palliative care helped an elderly man living alone in the bush to achieve his two dying wishes: to die at home and for his dog to be looked after when he died.

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Find out about The Dreamers

Photographs and reflections of 40 people receiving palliative care by visual artist, Pippa Wischer

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