When you are living with a life-limiting illness – the good days really matter.

Palliative care is active care that aims to relieve suffering and promote comfort when cure is no longer possible. This care provides physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual support for patients, families and their friends.

The Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (SAPS) is an award-winning consultative service providing care for people with a life-limiting illness in southern metropolitan Adelaide. Raising funds to support services helps to improve the lives of people affected by life-limiting illness and their families. Dying affects us all.

Help us to raise funds to support services in our community because together with SAPS we make the difference!

Laurel Hospice

The Laurel Hospice is a specialised 15-bed inpatient unit located centrally in Adelaide’s southern region at Flinders Medical Centre.  Here, our team assists patients with active symptom management and care in the terminal stage of illness. To learn more please download the Laurel Hospice booklet.

Art Therapy

Art has long been understood to be a universal language for life experience, like music and dance. We tend to think of art as the realm of artists, but this is not so. Anyone can enjoy art without needing particular skills, and often find extraordinary pleasure and achievement in the process. Learn more by clicking here.

Pets as Therapy

Patients often feel isolated and even the most withdrawn seem to open up and let the barriers down when the Pets as Therapy visiting dogs are around. The companionship of an undemanding animal, that gives unconditional love, is often one of the most missed aspects of a patient’s life. Learn more about this special initiative.

Community Support

Specialist outreach nurses and social workers support the care provided by GPs and community nurses to patients in their homes and in residential care facilities in the southern region. You can find more information within the Welcome to SAPS booklet.

Caregiver Network Service

The Network Facilitator works with carers who are caring for someone who is a patient/client of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services and has a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.
Please find out more by clicking this link.

Bereavement Services

Support is available to family members and friends with access to individual or group counselling, a service of remembrance and written information about coping with loss and grief.
Please find out more by clicking this link.

Wellbeing Service

A variety of complementary therapies including relaxation, massage, aromatherapy and meditation are available to you and your carer or family.
Please find out more by clicking this link.

Volunteer Support

Specially trained volunteers play a valued and integral role in providing support in the home, in Laurel Hospice, through complementary care and in bereavement support.
Please find out more by clicking this link.

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