Palliative Care is specialised care that helps you live well with a life-limiting illness. The aims of palliative care are to make you comfortable, to improve your quality of life and to support family and friends involved in your care. Palliative care doesn’t just treat your body. It also cares for your social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. Palliative care looks after you as a whole person. Because palliative care focuses on your quality of life, it helps you to live as well as possible and, when the time comes, to die in comfort. Your palliative care team can help you to plan ahead and share your wishes about your care and other arrangements. Palliative care assists you to be at peace with yourself and those you love, as it can be very helpful to talk about fears, feelings and any regrets with those close to you. Not everyone who receives palliative care is about to die. Some people live with their condition for a long time, others have periods of wellness, and some may recover. People can move in and out of palliative care as their needs change. Hope continues to be important; what one hopes for, however, may change. Palliative care services work with you, your family, your GP and other health services to provide the best possible care within the Mildura and outlying Ouyen, Murrayville and Robinvale areas.