Tailored palliative care

Palliative care is a comprehensive service for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, when relief from symptoms or pain management may be required.

Care tailored to the unique needs of you and your family

Our aim is to provide physical, spiritual and emotional comfort, skilled symptom control and good communication, as well as support for you and your family. 

Your dedicated HammondCare team will get to know you and your family personally, bringing together complementary aspects of care to improve your daily comfort and wellbeing. The team may include the following specialists who will determine the best combination of care for you:

  • Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists ensuring best practice symptom management to improve quality of life
  • Physiotherapists assisting you to maximise both your mobility and independence
  • Social Workers giving you, your carers and family information, support and counselling whenever you need it
  • Clinical Psychologists helping you and your family manage emotional hardships that may arise from diagnosis
  • Pastoral Care Coordinators providing a friendly, non-judgemental person to be with and talk with, in a safe and caring environment
  • Bereavement Services offering counselling, group support and a range of support
  • Occupational Therapists working with you to help you accomplish essential day-to-day tasks

For more information and support for when a relative or friend is dying, please download our pdf At the End of Life brochure (252 KB) .

Where can I access this care?

Palliative Care is provided at a variety of our locations. Inpatient Units are at Neringah Hospital, on Sydney's Upper North Shore, and Greenwich Hospital, on Sydney's North Shore, and Braeside Hospital in Sydney's South West. We also offer community services in the home, at clinics and residential aged care facilities. Based on Sydney's North Shore and Northern Beaches. 

Find out more about our locations

World-leading research 

HammondCare is a recognised leader in providing world-class care and innovation in palliative and supportive care. We invest in research and provide education resources to health professionals and the community, which helps our carers and specialists provide the best possible care. Learn more about our research here

The Palliative Care Home Support Program

The Palliative Care Home Support Program provides end-of-life care for patients who wish to die at home or to remain at home for as long as possible. PCHSP operates across seven Local Health Districts in NSW including:

Far West NSW, Southern NSW, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW, Central Coast, South East Sydney and Northern Sydney. Learn more here.

How much does palliative care cost?

HammondCare is subsidised by State Government funding, making our services accessible as public hospitals. This means there is no cost for patients to use our Palliative and Supportive Care services. When you choose to use your private health insurance, there are no out of pocket expenses.

How do I refer?

A referral from a general practitioner or treating specialist is required for admission to our Palliative Care service. Usually you will then be assessed by a palliative care clinician, and admitted into the appropriate service as required. 

If you are a referring health professional, please fill out the Palliative & Supportive Care Referral Form and contact us:

To find out more, please contact us using the form below.

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