New palliative care outpatient clinic at St. George

A new Palliative Supportive Care Service has begun at St. George Hospital on Tuesdays from 8am-12pm for palliative patients.

The clinic offers specialist review and recommendations from a multidisciplinary team approach to care.

Reasons for referral: 

The service can help with:

·       Managing pain or other symptoms

·       Advance care planning conversations

·       Nutrition and dietary education

·       Medication management advice in the community

·       Communication and swallowing assessment and education on dysphagia

·       Assessment and advice on mobility, assistive aids, and home safety

·       Psychosocial support

·       Facilitating referrals to relevant services

It operates primarily as an outpatient clinic, but telehealth and home visits are possible. A​ medical referral from a GP or specialist is required to book into the clinic.

For further information, please visit the website email SESLHD-StGeorgeSCS@health.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9113 4182.