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Palliative Care Team Spotlight

It’s National Palliative Care Week and we would like to thank our multidisciplinary palliative care team members for the compassionate care and support they provide to our palliative patients and their loved ones.

23 May 2021

 Palliative Care

To recognise this special week, we interviewed members of the team about the vital role they provide in improving the quality of life for patients undergoing treatment or who are in their last few weeks of life.

What is the role of the palliative care team at St John of God Subiaco Hospital? 

The palliative care team provides a timely and compassionate service to patients and their families at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

This involves assessing symptoms to help improve the patient’s quality of life within the limitation of their illness, having conversations about goals and facilitating these where possible, and providing end of life care and support.

Tell us about the team’s expertise and experience

Patients feel confident and comfortable in the care we provide as our team has decades of palliative care experience and expertise, including public and private acute care services.

The multidisciplinary team of health professionals includes specialists, nurses, social workers, dieticians and physiotherapists. This ensures the psychological, social and spiritual needs of our patients are met.

We bring to our roles a strong desire to engage with our patients holistically, and support them to live as well as possible for as long as possible.

Learn more about our palliative care services.

 

Pictured above, left to right: Sam Hafford (registrar), Claudine Maynard (clinical nurse), Jacqueline Mazzer (clinical nurse consultant), Dr Andy Hart (palliative care specialist), Dipna Martin-Robins (clinical nurse consultant - Healthcare at Home). Not present – Lou Angus, Dr Evonne Low and Dr Derek Eng

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