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Mona Vale’s Palliative Care Unit treats 600th patient

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.

The unit keeps making inroads in palliative care and is such a great asset to the Mona Vale and Northern Beaches community
Mona Vale Hospital’s A/General Manager Mathivanan Sakthivel

Palliative Care staff specialist Dr Peter Roach said it was warming for the staff to receive regular positive feedback.

He said that the unit is also now accredited for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and currently has two advanced trainees working in the unit. 

Mona Vale Hospital’s A/General Manager Mathivanan Sakthivel commended the service for reaching the important milestone of treating 600 patients.

“The service does a fantastic job for patients, their families and carers,” he said.

“I’d like to congratulate the entire unit reaching this fantastic milestone and I look forward to seeing the unit continue to treat patients to such a high standard.”

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