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Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. (WHO: http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/)

The Palliative Care Team's Philosophy Statement

We aim to maximise quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness and their family/carers by providing compassionate and comprehensive care and by supporting other health professionals through advice, education and research.

The core values of the Religious Sisters of Charity Health Service guide our work

  • Human Dignity
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Quality
  • Advocacy

Services Provided

The palliative care team provide a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care including:

  • Pain and symptom control
  • Psycho-social support
  • Discharge planning
  • Referral to community services
  • Bereavement support