Cittamani Hospice Service provides professional palliative care to people who are dying and their families. We offer compassionate care and honour clients’ individual choices.
We aim to provide the highest quality service from the time of diagnosis through to the bereavement period. Our belief is that this service is best provided in a healthy and supportive community where death, dying and bereavement are openly discussed and accepted.
The promotion of healthy dying requires terminally ill adults and children to have a choice in where and how they spend their remaining life. To support this choice a range of inpatient and community services are required to ensure continuity of care. The availability of knowledgeable networks of community members is vital to the success of this process.
To Cittamani Hospice Service, a hospice is a holistic approach to care rather than a place.
Our service includes:
- holistic client-centred care
- hospice-at-home program
- multidisciplinary teamwork
- community participation
- hospital/general practitioner/community services collaboration
- bereavement support program
- community and professional education in issues of death and dying
Cittamani Hospice Service exists within a comprehensive and integrated health network and acts as a model for community-based hospice services both within Australia and overseas.