Palliative care units
- Austin Health Palliative Care Unit
- Caritas Christi Hospice
- Northern Health Palliative Care Unit (Unit A at the Northern Hospital in Epping)
- Melbourne Health Palliative Care Unit (Ward 7 West at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville) of the Parkville Integrated Palliative Care Service of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)*
- St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Fitzroy Campus) Palliative Care Unit
- Western Health Palliative Care Unit (at Sunshine Hospital)
- Werribee Mercy Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Gabrielle Jennings Centre of Mercy Health)
Palliative care wards of public hospitals tend to be referred to by the term ‘unit’ or ‘inpatient unit’ rather than ‘ward’.
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
Caritas Christi Hospice
Referrals Phone: 9231 5000 (Caritas switchboard). For admissions, ask for Admissions Coordinator.
Fax: 9231 5666
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
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Fitzroy Campus) Palliative Care Unit
41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, Building A, Level 6
Referrals Phone: 9231 5000 (Caritas Christi switchboard). Admissions process for SVMH Fitzroy shared with Caritas Christi. Ask for Admissions Coordinator. Fitzroy hospital campus switchboard: 9231 2211. Direct phone for palliative care unit: 9231 4697.
Referrals Fax: 9231 5666 (Caritas Christi shared admissions process).
Sunshine Hospital Palliative Care Unit
176 Furlong Rd St Albans
Phone: 8345 1792
Fax: 8345 0695
Website: Western Health Palliative Care
Werribee Mercy Hospital Palliative Care Unit (Gabrielle Jennings Centre)
300 Princes Hwy Werribee
Phone: 8754 3731
Fax: 9216 8751
Website: Mercy Health Palliative Care