Palliative Care

At Canossa Private Hospital we are passionate about providing expert palliative care to ensure you and your loved ones find comfort and support in your time of need.

The caring staff in our Palliative Care Unit are highly experienced in providing compassionate care and support in a gentle, respectful manner. We use a holistic approach to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to our patients and their families.

What is Palliative Care?

The aim of palliative care is to help patients live as fully and comfortably as possible with a life-limiting or terminal illness. We also support family and friends.

Our focus in our Palliative Care Unit is centred on our patients and their families and what they may be experiencing. Patient care is carefully planned, monitored and reviewed to meet individual needs and may involve:

  • Management of symptoms including pain, nausea and problems with appetite and/or breathing
  • Review and advice about appropriate medications
  • Management of end-of-life issues
  • Advice about equipment and community services
  • Psychological, emotional and spiritual support

Our Specialist Palliative Care Team

Our expert Palliative Care Team adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to care by utilising a range of skills and backgrounds.

Our Palliative Care Team includes:

  • Specialist Palliative Care Doctors
  • Senior nursing staff qualified in palliative care
  • Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians and other Allied Health professionals
  • Bereavement support and pastoral care staff
  • Specially trained volunteers

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying is not part of Canossa Private Hospital's approach to end-of-life care.


Specialists and General Practitioners can refer directly to the Hospital.

Ros Schluter: Admissions Co-ordinator
Mobile: 0417 784 916
Phone: 07 3717 5577
Fax: 07 3018 9665