Mona Vale Hospital’s palliative care unit recently passed another impressive milestone, admitting and treating its 600th patient since opening in 2021.
The unit has a multidisciplinary team, which cares for the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illness.
The unit is no stranger to making progress and reaching milestones. The unit benchmarks itself against other palliative care units and has integrated the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) into its practice to help benchmark the service against other palliative care services, and has maintained a very strong collaboration with the Northern Beaches Community Palliative Care Service and the palliative care inreach Team at Northern Beaches Hospital.
The unit has also established as a supporter of corneal donation and the generosity of patients and families in giving this gift has been felt by those who work within the unit.