Palliative Care Australia

Print Page

Joseph’s Story

Joseph Stewart loves music, people and nothing better than bouncing over the rough edges of his family property in Ballarat in his wheelchair. Like most seven year olds he is curious about the world around him and eager to explore it. This film tells his and his family’s story of working with palliative care teams who provide ongoing support to them. Fiona Stewart, Joseph’s mum, describes palliative care as their ‘safety net’. The family has accessed sibling support, respite care and Mum’s pamper days, as well as support to prepare advanced care plans. Joseph’s Story reminds us that paediatric palliative care is long-term care with support for the whole family – sometimes lasting from birth to 18 years.
Palliative Care Australia is very grateful to the Stewarts for allowing us to share their story.

MEMORIES PAGE

Share your holiday memory here

Click Here

Find a service

Search our directory of services to find specialist care providers near you.

If you're still looking for more information access our resources or contact us.

STORIES OF PALLIATIVE CARE

Joseph's Story

READ MORE

STORIES OF PALLIATIVE CARE

Bassam's story

READ MORE

STORIES OF PALLIATIVE CARE

Marmaduke's story

READ MORE

Stay up to date

newsletter