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Nepean Hospital home to new palliative care unit

15 Jun 2022

 

A newly announced dedicated palliative care unit at Nepean Hospital is set to deliver compassionate, patient centred care to some of our most vulnerable patients and their families at a time of great need.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet recently announced a $93 million capital investment to redevelop and refurbish NSW Health facilities, including a new dedicated palliative care unit at Nepean Hospital.

NBMLHD Chief Executive, Kay Hyman, says the investment will improve care to the community.

“As a place of respite, the new Palliative Care Unit will be designed with the patient and their families in mind to ensure it feels more like a home than a hospital,” Kay says.

“This announcement further strengthens our commitment to improving the care we provide and enhances the patient experience for our communities.”

Supportive and Palliative Care helps people to live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible.

The new dedicated unit at Nepean Hospital, which will be designed with input from staff, patients and community, will be a culturally appropriate space set to deliver higher levels of inpatient care and respite for both patients and carers.

NBMLHD Head of Supportive and Palliative Care, Dr Alan Oloffs welcomes the announcement.

“A purpose-built facility at Nepean Hospital will help us to deliver our services in a warm and welcoming environment which helps our patients and their families feel supported through some of the most difficult times in their lives,” says Alan.

Together with our partners, NBMLHD provides Supportive and Palliative Care across all care settings including hospitals, home, aged care facilities, and the Nepean Cancer and Wellness Centre with its satellite clinics.

The service supports the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living with a life-limiting illness such as cancer, motor neuron disease and end-stage kidney or lung disease.

Further information on the new Palliative Care Unit at Nepean Hospital will be released in due course.