Learn about palliative care options for you or your loved ones

Palliative care is care for a person of any age who has a life-limiting illness. It isn't only for older people, and it isn't limited to hospital settings.

Palliative care is provided in the community, in hospices, and in hospitals by a wide range of healthcare professionals. It involves supporting and helping people to live as comfortably and fully as possible.

The Ministry of Health has information about available services and what they provide.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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