Palliative Care

At St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane, we focus on optimising quality of life for people with life-limiting illness. We treat everyone with compassion, integrity and dignity.

Our palliative care service is one of the most highly regarded and innovative models, providing comprehensive, specialised care to people with life-limiting illnesses.

Our aim is to provide seamless and coordinated care to people and those who support them at their place of choice – whether that be at home or in hospital.

Our Services

Our palliative care services include palliative care at home, palliative care in hospital and support services.


Palliative care at home

We offer palliative care at home to people who prefer the comfort of familiar surroundings. This service includes clinical assessment and care planning, consultation and access to 24/7 support and advice. After initial assessment and development of your care plan, follow-up consultations will monitor your progress and help you remain at home within the comfort of familiar surroundings. If there is a change in your condition, your care plan will be modified to meet your needs. 

This service allows for intensive support at home and direct access to our Palliative Care Unit, if hospital care is required.

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Palliative care in hospital

Overlooking the Brisbane River, our hospital is a calm and safe environment. Our Palliative Care Unit is available to those who require 24-hour hospital care, closer observation and help to manage and control pain or other distressing symptoms. The unit is supported by pharmacy, radiology and pathology services. The Palliative Care Team ensures seamless coordination of your care in hospital, including ongoing monitoring of your condition and modifying your care plan to meet your individual needs.

Rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable, each with an adjoining ensuite.


Support services 

Our experienced social workers, counsellors and spiritual care practitioners offer a range of services including patient and family support services, spiritual care services and bereavement support services.


Accessing our service

You do not need to have private health insurance to access our palliative care service; it is available to all.

A referral to one of our Palliative Medicine Physicians from your Specialist or General Practitioner is required.


Contact us 

For more information about palliative care at home or palliative care in hospital, please phone 3240 1111 during business hours and ask to speak to our Palliative Care Team.

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