Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Service (SAPS)

SAPS is a multidisciplinary specialist palliative care service servicing southern Adelaide, providing inpatient consultation, inpatient care at the hospice, medical outpatient services and community nursing care coordination for people with advanced life-limiting illnesses.

Whilst not all patients at the end of life require specialist palliative care services, SAPS exists to support patients, families and staff to deliver excellent care.

Specialist medical and nursing advice is available 24/7:

  • Urgent referrals (eg for poorly controlled symptoms) should be phoned through to allow SAPS staff to respond in a timely manner
  • Within hours – contact the Palliative Care Liaison Nurse (FMC pager 17862, or pager 17863), and for new referrals, fax a referral through to SAPS (08) 8404 2119 using the Palliative Care Referral Form
  • After hours – contact FMC switchboard and ask to be put through to the doctor or nurse, as appropriate

Consumer Health Information

For clients of SAPS, please visit SAPS consumer health information for additional information and support.


Palliative Care referral form - SA Health (PDF 613KB) (fax to SAPS - (08) 8404 2119).

Contact details

Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (Community Team)
Telephone: (08) 8404 2058 (24 hours a day)
Fax: (08) 8404 2119

Location: Level 7, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building
Directions: Use Southern Carpark, enter through Southern RAP entrance
Take corridor to lifts. Take lift to level 7.
Map: Flinders Medical Centre Precinct Map (PDF 587KB)

Laurel Hospice (inpatient)
Telephone: (08) 8404 2210
Fax: (08) 8404 2263

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