Palliative care units

Palliative care wards of public hospitals tend to be referred to by the term ‘unit’ or ‘inpatient unit’ rather than ‘ward’.

Palliative care units work in close cooperation with community palliative care services, hospital based palliative care consultancy services and other wards and services of their hospital.

Austin Health Palliative Care Unit

145 Studley Rd Heidelberg, Ward 8 South, Level 8, Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre

Phone: 9496 2542

Fax: 9496 4213

 Austin Health Palliative Care Services and Olivia Newton John Centre Palliative Care


Northern Health Palliative Care Unit

185 Cooper St Epping

Intake Phone: 8405 2806 or 8405 2807. Unit A general phone: 8405 8114

Fax: 8405 2805


Royal Melbourne Hospital Palliative Care Unit*

300 Grattan St (Cnr Royal Parade) Parkville, Ward 7 West

Palliative care services of the Royal Melbourne Hospital/Melbourne Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) operate together as a shared service – the Parkville Integrated Palliative Care Service – of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). The services include inpatient beds, cancer and non-cancer outpatient clinics, and the inpatient palliative care consultation service that covers the Parkville Precinct (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Peter Mac).

Phone: 9342 2580

Fax: 9342 2584



Sunshine Hospital Palliative Care Unit

176 Furlong Rd St Albans

Phone: 8345 1792

Fax: 8345 0695


Werribee Mercy Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Gabrielle Jennings Centre)

300 Princes Hwy Werribee

Phone: 8754 3731

Fax: 9216 8751