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Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice
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​Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice


The Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice (AYAH) is Australia’s first dedicated service for young people with life-limiting illness. The service will be for 15 to 24-year-old patients with life-limiting illness and will offer respite care, symptom management, end-of-life care, and care coordination support in the transition from children’s to adult services.

Located on a portion of the former Manly Hospital site on the North Head headland, the AYAH will provide holistic, specialised care for patients and their families. The facility is surrounded by national parks, bushland and environmental conservation areas, providing a natural and peaceful setting for young people and their families.​​ Construction of the AYAH is now complete. It will open to patients in February 2023. ​


About our service​

  • Who we help

    At the AYAH, we provide respite and end-of-life care to adolescents and young adults with life-limiting illness. Admissions will be considered for care coordination, respite care, symptom management, and end-of-life care. Email us for more information at nslhd-ayahmanly@health.nsw.gov.au

  • Work with us

    We are currently recruiting for a variety of positions, including a medical staff specialist and registered nurses. Flexible working arrangements will be considered for the selected nursing applicants. Click below to see our latest openings.

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​Get in touch 


We are officially open to patients in​ February 2023.

General enquiries: nslhd-ayahmanly@health.nsw.gov.au

For health professionals seeking a referral form, please contact: 

nslhd-ayahmanly@health.nsw.gov.au​ or call (02) 9926 5700

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