Palliative Care Move

June 13, 2018

Northern Health’s Palliative Care Service has relocated from Northern Hospital Epping to a new site at Heritage Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility at 25 Willandra Drive, Epping. The move is in the interim while new facilities are built at Northern Hospital Epping for a dedicated Palliative Care Unit.

Palliative Care Services at Northern Health aim to improve quality of life for patients with life-limiting illness and their families, through management of symptoms, support and decision-making about future care.

Northern Health General Manager and Chief Nursing Midwifery Officer, Jodie Ashworth and Nurse Unit Manager, Andrew Nixon with patient Judith Batistich at Epping Gardens.

The Epping Gardens unit consists of 16 large single rooms fitted with ensuites and a number of open areas including a cinema, lounge, chapel, hairdresser and sports bar for patients and their families.

We are committed to providing outstanding health care and Palliative Care is a vital service that we provide helping people at the end of their lives. Palliative Care is an important part of our health system, providing compassionate end-of-life care and support for people and their families that makes a real difference.

The unit will soon return to Northern Hospital Epping in a purpose-built facility to provide the best environment for our patients and their families.