Having care from EPC is not always because death is close and everyone is giving up. EPC can help focus on the important things and provide support to those involved. These might be managing symptoms, receiving emotional and wellbeing support, or finding value in life and identifying different priorities.
EPC employs trained professionals which may include specialist palliative care doctors, nurses, family support workers, bereavement family support workers, music, massage and occupational therapists. Your care can also be supported by specially trained volunteers.
Your General Practitioner (GP) is an important person in the care and EPC will work with your GP to meet your needs. EPC also connects with a range of other service providers to give general care and support at home. Remember EPC is a specialist palliative care service.
When you are on the EPC program you will be provided contact phone numbers.
For general enquiries phone EPC Monday-Friday 8.30-5pm 1300 130 813
If you are not eligible to be a EPC client (eg. you do not live within one of our local government areas or you do not need a specialist service), you can call the VICTORIAN PALLIATIVE CARE ADVICE SERVICE on 1800 360 000 for free, confidential advice about a life-limiting illness, palliative or end-of-life care; 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.
A Carers Perspective
View a video below to hear first hand experience from two carers of a past EPC client. Including how to discuss the process with children, decisions on providing care, practical treatments, emotional issues and support networks available. Thank you to Rob and Annree for bravely sharing their story and experience. Video Length: 55 minutes