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Palliative Care Toolkit

Information Toolkit for Carers

At Barwon Health, we highly value carers and the contribution they make in caring for their relative or friend. Carers have a vital role in helping palliative care patients who wish to be cared for at home to stay at home. Regardless of where the patient care is occurring, be it in the palliative care unit, at home or in a residential care facility, carers are key support people.

However, sometimes carers need support themselves and information to help them through this time. The aim of this Information Toolkit is to give both carers and Palliative Care staff a single location to find information or to direct them to resources designed to help address carers’ needs. Throughout this toolkit you will find links to further information. Some of the information is specific to services available in the Barwon Health region.


This information is intended as a general resource to support carers, families and staff. It is not a substitute for specific clinical information or advice. Information is provided on the basis that all persons accessing this online information undertake the responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the content for their situation.

Whilst the links have been assessed for their information value specifically for carers and palliative care staff, the information and links in the external sites are not within the control of Barwon Health and are subject to change without the knowledge of Barwon Health. Although due care is taken to ensure accuracy of the information, Barwon Health accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, omissions or information perceived as misleading in internal and external content.

The Palliative Care: Information Toolkit for Carers is managed and updated by the Barwon Health Palliative Care Program.

Last Modified: Thursday, 28 April 2022