Since our opening in 1972 Manly Waters Private Hospital has been providing Palliative Care on the Northern Beaches. Our caring and experienced staff utilise a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and skilled symptom management; this allows our palliative care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced illness.
Communication is also very important for the patient and family and helps our team bring together complementary aspects of care to improve the patient’s daily comfort and wellbeing.
The team may include the following specialists who will determine the best combination of care for you:
- Palliative Care Specialists
- Religious/Spiritual Support – Chaplains or other denominations as requested
- Social workers
- Other Allied Health Professionals
Palliative care specialists and our Palliative Care Team are specifically trained in the area of pain management and controlling other distressing symptoms. These symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, constipation, shortness of breath, poor appetite, depression and other conditions associated with advanced cancer or illness.
Our dedicated palliative care service has an approach that greatly improves the quality of life of patients and their families.
Why is it that we don’t like to talk about the last part of our life or make plans for it?
It’s probably fair to say that no matter what stage of life we are at now, we all want choice and dignity at the end of our lives.
A referral from a doctor or healthcare provider is needed to access Manly Waters palliative care service however, patients and their families can contact the hospital directly to discuss their needs before obtaining a referral.
Patients may be under the care of their own GP if they are accredited with Manly Waters.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross