Palliative Care

St Vincent's 2-36St Vincent’s Palliative Care Service is unique in that the private and public health care sector and the local community work together to provide a 24-hour, seven day per week service to patients, their families and carers.

The Palliative Care Team works closely with General Practitioners to provide quality care, compassion and support. The support mechanism also includes a team of specially trained volunteers.

The nine bed Palliative Care Unit at St Vincent’s has a dedicated team of multidisciplinary staff including specialised
palliative care nurses. It provides a unique service in our region.

The service provides co-ordination with other services and includes advice on pain and symptom control, spiritual, emotional and bereavement support along with after hours care for registered patients.

• Private and Public patients can be admitted;
• The Unit provides ongoing symptom management and End of Life Care;
• Admissions can be direct from the community, patients do not need to go to a public ED first;
• After hours and weekend admissions are accepted;

Please contact the unit directly P: 02 66279 263