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Sub-acute admitted services

The sub-acute admitted supportive and palliative care units are short stay units that address the supportive and ​palliative care needs of people, their carers, and families. Admissions can occur for many reasons and include:

  • Symptom control and management (physical, psychosocial, and spiritual)
  • Complicated discharge home
  • Specialised physical and emotional support during the end stages of illness

A multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive care within the sub-acute units.The team consists of doctors, nurses, allied health and pastoral care support.

The sub-acute units have a patient centred approach, and encourages family and carer involvement.

There are four specialist palliative care sub-acute units in Northern Sydney

For adults:

  • Greenwich Palliative Care Unit, Greenwich
  • Neringah Palliative Care Unit, Wahroonga
  • Mona Vale Palliative Care Unit, Mona Vale Hospital

For adolescent and young adults:

  • ​Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice, Manly

State-wide service for people aged 16 to 30. The Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care to adolescents and young adults with life-limiting illness. Admissions are considered for care coordination, respite care, symptom management, and end-of-life care. ​

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