Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice now open in Manly 

The Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice (AYAH) is Australia’s first dedicated service for young people with life-limiting illness. The service provides 15 to 24-year-old patients in NSW with respite care, symptom management, end-of-life care, and step down from an acute hospital prior to discharge home.

Admission criteria

For admission to the AYAH the patient must:

  • Live in NSW;
  • Be referred by a medical practitioner;
  • Be aged 15 to 24 years;
  • Have a life-limiting illness;
  • Have a clearly identified medical specialist/practitioner who is responsible for their care co-ordination prior to admission to the AYAH and who will accept their care again after they have been discharged from the AYAH; and:

Require any of the following:

  • Respite care
  • Complex symptom management
  • End-of-life care
  • Step down from an acute hospital prior to
  • Discharge home


For health professionals seeking a referral form, please contact: or call (02) 9926 700.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss suitability of referral or whether the referral meets the admission criteria.

Open day

AYAH is hosting an open day this Friday, 14 April from 9am-3pm. Bookings are essential, please contact the service to schedule a visit or call (02) 9926 700 by Thursday 13 April.