Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.
Community health nurses work with people and their families to help prevent disease, maintain health and treat any existing health problems.
When someone dies at home
Many people prefer to die at home, in familiar surroundings. If you care for someone with a terminal condition, this article can help you prepare for the death.
End of life health
Living with a terminal illness can be difficult for you and your loved ones. Learn more about coping with a terminal illness, talking about your feelings, and understanding anticipatory grief.
The physical process of dying
The physical process of dying differs between people. Find out what happens in the weeks, days and hours before death, and immediately after someone has died.
Caring for someone with cancer
If you care for someone with cancer, find useful information and resources here on carer roles, emotional and financial support for you, and more.
Most cases of pancreatic cancer occur in people over the age of 50. Find out why the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed is so important.
Opioid medicines and pain
Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker
If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and think you may be experiencing side-effects, you can check here.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.