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Specialist Palliative Rural Telehealth service: Information for clinicians

SPaRTa is a clinical support service. Patients and family members can arrange a telehealth consultation in rural and remote areas through your GP or community nurse.

Refer a patient

How to refer a patient and access the SPaRTa service.

Book a palliative care telehealth consult

Patients require a clinical referral to access this service in consultation with their GP or treating doctor. Read more about the referral criteria.


Provides state-wide 24/7 telephone services to support all clinicians providing palliative care

About the service

Areas of advice and support provided by the service include medical, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

Last updated: 10 January 2023

Contact us

Unsure which hub to contact? Read more about service regions.

Gold Coast hub

Phone: 1300 618 486

Sunshine Coast hub

Phone: 1300 184 432

Townsville hub

Phone: 07 4433 7423

Cairns hub

Phone: 07 4226 6475

PallConsult – 24/7 clinical advice

  • 24/7 doctor and nurse practitioner advice hotline - Call 1300 PALLDR (1300 725 537)
  • 24/7 nurse and allied health professional advice hotline - Call 1300 PALLCR (1300 725 527)