Day respite is available in Norlane for people with life-limiting illness. Anam Cara Hospice is hosting weekly sessions at Dorothy Thompson Centre in Wendover Avenue.

The day program runs every Wednesday from 10.30am until 3pm, co-ordinated by Day Hospice Nurse Manager Tessa Davis, with support from palliative care-trained volunteers.

“People with life-limiting illness can come and have quality time with a palliative care-trained nurse,” Tessa said. “They can enjoy some time to chat, socialise and meet new people. We can advocate for them in terms of pain management, as well as liaise with their family, GP and specialist.”

Tessa said day program is the first outreach in the northern suburbs and is also an opportunity to give carers a break.

For more information, call 5222-5831.

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