What is Palliative care?

Ipswich Nurses has specific expertise and experience in delivering palliative care at home. Palliative care is a specialist area of health that helps people who are living with a life limiting illness to live as well and as comfortably as possible. This aligns perfectly with our vision, mission and values.
Our Director and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner leads a team of experienced palliative care nurses. Our palliative care services operate 24/7 (including in-home visiting), with a senior palliative care nurse on call at all times to support clients and their families.

Ipswich Nurses has three palliative care programs:

Palliative Care at Home

We know that most people living with a life limiting illness, when asked, would prefer to die at home, yet very few people do. Our in-home palliative care service aims to make it possible to care for you in your place of choice.

We will work with you to develop your care plan and plan visits whenever we are needed.

Our nurses are available 24/7 to support you and family

Palliative Care for Children

Care for a child with a limiting illness is devastating and exhausting. Parents and carergivers need expert support and guidance to navigate this journey. Ipswich Nurses have a partnership with the Queensland Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Service to support children and their families wishing to be cared for at home.

Ipswich Nurses are only a phone call away at all times for support and reassurance when you need it most.

Palliative Care in  RACFs

Ipswich Nurses receives funding from Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to support residents of residential Aged Care Facilities  (RACFs) who are approaching the end of life. We work in partnership within RACF staff in caring for their residents as they journey towards the end of life.

Our nurses are available 24/7 on call to support RACFs.


Ipswich Nurses acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation; and recognises the rich history, diverse cultures and incredible connections to lands and waters of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.