The Northern Beaches first inpatient Palliative Care Unit
New 10-bed unit at Mona Vale Hospital will enable people to be cared for closer to home.
Mona Vale Hospital's dedicated inpatient Palliative Care Unit will be the first of its type on the Northern Beaches, providing specialist physical and emotional care during the final stages of illness.
Supported by palliative care specialists, the 10-bed unit will have a patient-centred approach, and will encourage family and carer involvement.
The specialist inpatient palliative care service will be a valuable addition that helps meet the changing needs of the Northern Beaches community and offers greater convenience for local families during extremely challenging circumstances.
The unit's design will take advantage of Mona Vale Hospital's peaceful coastal location, while aiming to create a comfortable environment.
The dedicated inpatient Palliative Care Unit will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Artist’s impression of the Mona Vale Hospital Palliative Care Unit