In our Inpatient Unit, patients are cared for by our specialist palliative care multi-disciplinary team, which includes doctors and nursing staff working alongside our social workers, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists.
Our Inpatient Unit provides holistic patient and family centred care for people with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, motor neurone disease, respiratory disease and heart failure. We believe that our patients are entitled to live life to the fullest throughout their illness and are treated with dignity, empathy and respect.
We accept referrals for:
- Assessment of need, often in crisis situations, when it is not clear what the underlying problems are for the individual patient;
- Complex symptom control;
- Respite care to allow carers a period of rest;
- Rehabilitation following palliative care treatments;
- Care for patients who require specialist care in the last days of life.
As a patient we hope that you will find the environment relaxed and friendly. The Inpatient Unit has 19 beds and consists of mainly single en-suite rooms with two single-sex four-bedded bays. Every effort is made to accommodate your choice of room. Every bed area has TV, telephone and lockable cupboard. Four-star meals and newspapers are provided.
There are several comfortable sitting areas that cater for smokers and non-smokers with an opportunity to watch TV, DVDs or listen to music. There are various garden areas and all have disabled access.
While we do our best to cater for each specific dietary, religious needs, etc. We do ask that the patient inform us of any individual requirements.