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  • End of life care is provided by a wide range of providers in healthcare, community, social and local government agencies.
  • Palliative care at home is provided by specialist community palliative care services.
  • Your local doctor (GP) will be part of your care team at home and can provide further information.
  • After-hours palliative care support is available by telephone in most areas.
  • Other options for care are available as your needs change.
  • You can decide your care preferences and have them documented in an advance care directive. 
  • You can make changes to your advance care directive at any time.
  • Support is available for family or friends who are caring for you.

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Reviewed on: 08-03-2018