Palliative & Supportive Care


What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care aims to make people as comfortable and symptom-free as possible during the course of a progressive life-limiting illness.

We aim to provide comprehensive support for the person, their family and other carers. We offer support which embraces physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Admission to Palliative & Supportive Care

A referral from your general practitioner or treating specialist is required for admission. Usually you will then be assessed by a palliative care clinician and transfers will be arranged as needed.

The Palliative & Supportive Care Unit provides palliative care for:

  • Short-term admission for symptom management
  • Admission to meet the special needs of patients in the final stages of their illness.

We are not a long-stay facility. If a patient should no longer require acute care, the Palliative Care Team will assist the patient and family or carers in choosing appropriate care such as return to home with community support or care in a hostel or nursing home.

Referral

To refer someone to Greenwich's Palliative & Supportive Care Services, please fill out the form below:

Palliative Care Referral Form Palliative Care Referral Form (203 KB)

 

Contact

Palliative & Supportive Care Unit
P (02) 9903 8227

Further information

Please contact us if you would like more information on the range of services available.

We also can assist with providing information on:

  • Help to support children
  • Ways to cope emotionally
  • Resources and in-home support
  • Respite for families and carers
  • Nursing care
  • Domestic help
  • Financial assistance

Read more on our bereavement services.