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Supporting people living with a life limiting condition.

What is Hospice Care?

What is hospice care, its a type of specialised care that is offered to individuals who are in the final stages of a terminal illness. The primary goal of Hospice Care is to provide comfort and support to individuals during this difficult time, rather than attempting to cure the illness.

At Hospice Care Association, located in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, we provide a wide range of services to our patients, including emotional, and spiritual support. Our team is associated with compassionate professionals includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers, and volunteers, who work together to ensure that our patients and their families receive the care they need.

Hospice Care is typically provided in the patient’s home, but can also be offered in a Residential Aged Care Facility or Hospital. We encourage the relationship between the client and the primary medical person- the GP to develop a personalised care plan that meets the unique needs and preferences of each patient.

Some of the services that we provide include emotional and spiritual support, For family and individual tailored quality support. Our goal is to help our clients and their families navigate this difficult time with dignity and compassion.

In addition to caring for the patient, we also offer support to their loved ones. We understand that caring for loved ones; those people living with a life limiting illness can be emotionally and physically exhausting, and our team is here to provide the support and guidance needed to help families through this challenging time.

If you or a loved one is in need of hospice care, please contact the Hospice Care Association in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. Our team is here to provide the care and support you need during this difficult time.

Hospice Care Association?

Hospice is an organisation that provides volunteers to assist people through the progression of their life-limiting illness and enable them to maintain a dignified lifestyle in the environment of their choice.


All people living with limited life expectancy due to advanced progressive disease, and their carers.


Our service is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

If the general public wish to become a financial member of the Association, they can contact the office on 6477 7747 to discuss this. There is a $5 Annual Membership Fee

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FAQ’s Quick Answers

Hospice care is a type of healthcare designed for people who have a terminal illness and a limited life expectancy. The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort and support to patients and their families during this difficult time. Hospice care can be provided at home, in an aged care facility, or in a hospital.

Hospice care provides a range of services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support through our ‘Walking Through Grief Program’. Hospice care also offers respite care for caregivers and bereavement support for families after the patient has passed away.

Hospice care is available to anyone with a life-limiting illness.

Hospice care is free to all clients. We are funded through the Tasmanian Government and donations.

Yes, hospice care can be provided at home. In fact, many patients prefer to receive hospice care in the comfort of their own home.Hospice care can provide quality care alongside other agencies who assist with activities of daily living.

Hospice care provides many benefits, emotional and spiritual support, and improved quality of life. Hospice care also allows clients to spend their final days with dignity and respect, surrounded by their loved ones.

Hospice care is a type of palliative care that is specifically designed for people who have a terminal illness. Palliative care focuses on managing pain and symptoms and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses, regardless of their life expectancy.

Patients can receive hospice care for as long as they meet the eligibility criteria for hospice care, that they have a life-limiting illness.

If a patient's condition improves while receiving hospice care, they may no longer wish to receive our services, they can return at any time.

You can find hospice care services in your area by searching online, contacting your GP, community nurse or service provider.