Olivia O'Dempsey
Olivia O'Dempsey, Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care).

Toowoomba Haematology

Palliative Care Practitioner

Olivia is a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner specialising in palliative care.  Olivia  offers outpatient consultations for palliative care and symptom management. Olivia brings a wealth of experience from her longstanding role at the Toowoomba Hospice, where she has admission rights.

She is adept at providing compassionate care to patients with both cancer and non-cancer conditions, supported by Medicare rebates for her consultations. Additionally, Olivia has strong connections with the palliative care team at Toowoomba Base Hospital, enriching her practice with comprehensive medical insights and resources. As the Director of Nursing at Brodribb Home, Olivia has established robust connections within the community, enabling her to seamlessly link patients with essential community supports and services.

Services provided – Pharmacological/non-pharmacological management of the below symptoms

  • Pain
  • Dyspnoea
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Psycho-social issues
  • Fatigue
  • End of life discussions/support/Statement of choice planning
  • Home visits – supporting GP’s and community nursing supports
  • Medication titration including chronic disease management
  • Deprescribing

Referrals are welcomed from GPs, non-GP specialists and patients.