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  • When you or a family member is experiencing a serious illness or long period of recovery, it can cause both emotional and financial strain.
  • There are many free financial counselling services offered by community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies.
  • If you live a long way from the hospital, you can get help to find somewhere to stay close by.
  • Short-term or ‘respite care’ is available to give carers a break from their caring role.
  • Palliative care is care provided for people who have a life-limiting condition that has no cure.
When you or a family member is experiencing a serious illness or long period of recovery, it can cause both emotional and financial strain. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the hospital experience and the uncertainty that comes with surgery and the road to recovery. Adding financial concerns to the mix only increases the stress for families. All Victorian hospitals have a patient liaison officer on staff. It is this person’s job to help patients and their families with any non-medical concerns during their hospital stay. Information about contacting your hospital’s patient liaison officer will usually be provided in the information pack you receive at your pre-admission appointment or when you arrive at hospital. Alternatively, ask your nurse.

Financial help for families

If a long-term illness is causing you and your family financial hardship, there is a range of assistance available. Start by speaking with a social worker (or patient liaison officer) at your hospital. They can often provide financial counselling or put you in contact with out-of-hospital supports.