Palliative After Hours Phone Support

Palliative Care After hours phone support number is (03) 6165 2348

This is a dedicated after hours phone support service for palliative care clients and their carers across Tasmania provided by GP Assist with support from the Tasmanian Government.

Hours are 6:00 pm to 7:45 am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.

This is a free service. The only cost is the cost of the phone call.

To be eligible patients must be clients of the following services:

  • General practitioners
  • Specialist Palliative Care Services
  • Community Nursing Services.

Eligibility Criteria

If you have palliative care patients who you think may need some support, palliative care advice or reassurance after hours, please provide them and/or their carer with this number. The service is staffed by qualified registered nurses with access to GPs if required.

If you think your patient is likely to use the service in the immediate future, please complete the client referral form and fax to the Palliative Care After Hours Service Fax Number: (03) 6273 1788.

Please ensure you have the patient’s consent to pass on this information

This information will assist Palliative Care After Hours Phone Support staff to have a better understanding of the patient’s needs so that they can provide timely and appropriate support.

If your patient calls the after hours palliative care phone support service, GP Assist will provide information back to the referring health practitioner on the next working day, including the reason for the call and any recommended or follow up actions that may be required.

More Information

For more information, please contact: Amanda Sharman, Manager, GP Assist on (03) 6165 2344 or email