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End of Life Health Connector

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About

Health Connectors are community development workers who act as a bridge between
formal/healthcare providers (GP’s, aged, community and palliative care, volunteer services
etc) and informal care networks; families, neighbours, colleagues, social groups etc. They
help people develop their support networks and end of life planning with people living with
life-limiting illness, especially those who are isolated, vulnerable and at risk of falling
between the cracks.

Health Connectors:
❏ have the time to listen to patients and their carers to find out what is important to
them
❏ work closely with peoples’ networks, bringing them to life and enhancing them
❏ connect people into support in their community
❏ support patients in managing long-term conditions
❏ assist patients in setting goals and making changes that are meaningful to them
❏ focus on resilience and strengths based practices
❏ Support people and their GP’s with advance care planning
❏ assist with other end of life documents
❏ identify gaps and work with the community to fill them


Available to
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Carers
  • Children (<12)
  • Ex-prisoners
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Men
  • Multicultural community
  • NDIS participants
  • Older persons
  • People living with a disability
  • Rural/farming community
  • Women
  • Young people (12+)
Contact
Blackheath Family Medical Centre
For GP use: IAR Level of Care
  • Moderate intensity
Areas serviced
  • Blue Mountains
  • Lithgow
Is there a cost?
No
Is a Referral needed?
Yes
Do I need to book?
Yes
Opening hours
Tuesdays afternoons. Telephone to make an appointment. No referral needed.

Location
108 Wentworth Street, Blackheath, NSW 2785

Services provided
  • In person
  • Over the phone

In home service
  • True