Northern Beaches Palliative Care Service operates out of a cottage on the Mona Vale Hospital campus and our specialised public health service is available to the community in the municipalities of Pittwater, Manly and Warringah in the northern beaches area of Sydney.
The palliative care service includes inpatient units, a day hospital, multi-disciplinary community services, outpatient clinics and after-hours telephone advice.
This service is for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness when relief from pain and other physical, psychological and spiritual concerns and issues may be required. We aim to provide comprehensive support for the person, their family and other carers, support which embraces physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
The Northern Beaches Palliative Care Service offers a comprehensive community palliative care service. Multi-disciplinary care is available to palliative care patients in their own homes in the Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Shires to assist with control of pain and symptoms, hospital or hospice admission when required, equipment, social support and counselling, and volunteer support.
In addition, the Palliative Care Day Hospital within the grounds of Mona Vale District Hospital provides a comprehensive service to support patients who are registered with the Northern Beaches Palliative Care Service. The Palliative Care Day Hospital aims to give social, spiritual, emotional and physical support to our patients and their carers.
Inpatient services are available at Mona Vale Hospital where multi-disciplinary care is provided to patients admitted for pain and symptom control, care during the final stages of illness when care at home is not appropriate and respite care to enable carers to have a break from providing care at home.
Quality & Safety
HammondCare is committed to providing high quality, safe and person-centred care for our clients and patients.
HammondCare Health + Hospitals are fully accredited via the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) under the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
We use various strategies and structures to monitor patient safety and quality of care. These include reviews, audits, surveys and feedback from consumers, carers and staff. Regular clinical indicator review is one of the strategies used within our ongoing quality and safety culture.
In addition to internal and external professional reviews, we have a Consumer Advisory Council who reviews patient safety data and provide comments on a regular basis.
We also use the below Quality and Safety Newsletter to inform our consumers. Please note that this applies to all HammondCare hospitals.
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