Caritas Christi Hospice provides palliative care and aged care services across two inner Melbourne campuses.
104 Studley Park Rd Kew 3101
Tel: (03) 9853 2344
41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9288 2211
Palliative care is the care of people with a life-threatening disease that cannot be cured. The main aims of palliative care are control of pain and other symptoms along with attention to the patient's psychological, emotional and spiritual concerns.
There are 28 beds located at the Kew campus along with a day hospice. At the Fitzroy campus there are 8 beds co-located with the acute services of St Vincent's.
Caritas Christi was opened in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity and plays a leading role in the training of health professionals in palliative care.
We are a public hospital, funded by the Department of Health Victoria, that aims to provide optimal nursing and medical care, in an atmosphere of Christian love and compassion. We operate according to the values of the Sisters of Charity, Australia.
What is a hospice?
A hospice, sometimes known as a palliative care unit, is a place where specially trained staff care for people with life-threatening illnesses in a home-like environment with hospital-like facilities and resources.
You may go into a hospice to have difficult symptoms brought under control and to improve your quality of life. Everything is done to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We are dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare, drawing on the talents and creativity of our people and others who share our vision:
- To continue the healing ministry of Christ which upholds the dignity of each individual and promotes wholeness and transformation as life nears its end.
- To create with the person, and their family, an environment in which their values and culture are respected.
- To achieve excellence in palliative and aged care practice, education and research.
- To collaborate with community, aged and acute care services in the delivery of integrated palliative and aged care.
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