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Palliative Care Legal Service

About this service

Our Palliative Care Legal Program works with local solicitors and Bendigo Health social workers to provide free and confidential legal advice to people in palliative care.

Hospital staff often encounter patients facing end-of-life legal issues, like needing to draft a will or nominate a Power of Attorney. Hospital staff contact us and we put them in touch with a team of local lawyers who can come to the hospital to provide free (pro-bono) legal help.

Who is this service for?

Individuals in Palliative Care at Bendigo Health.

How to access this service

If you or someone you are caring for is in Palliative Care at Bendigo Health and needs legal advice, please speak to a social worker at the hospital and ask them to make a referral to us.

How to make a referral

Social workers at Bendigo Health can made an urgent referral by calling (03) 5445 0909 or FREECALL 1800 450 909 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.