Fitzroy Campus (St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne)

The Fitzroy inpatient unit is called the St Vincent’s Palliative Care Unit and is located on the 6th floor of the Inpatient Services Building A at 41 Victoria Parade in Fitzroy. Patients may be transferred from inpatient units within St Vincent’s Hospital or other hospitals, or be admitted directly from home. Patients are admitted for varying reasons including symptom management, respite, restorative care, discharge planning and end of life care.

The St Vincent’s Palliative Care Unit has eight dedicated palliative care beds with a mixture of single, double and multiple bed rooms. Every room has a television. Room allocation depends on each patient’s needs and as such patients may be required to move rooms during their stay.

The St Vincent’s Palliative Care Unit team consists of a specialist physician, a registrar, an intern and nurses dedicated to caring for patients with palliative care needs. Together they provide 24 hour nursing and medical care. The team also includes multi-disciplinary staff who are involved to varying degrees, as required by individual patients. These staff include social workers, pastoral care workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, podiatrists, art therapists and music therapists. Pathology and radiology services, and specialist consultation by other hospital departments are available for patients in the palliative care unit as required.

As St Vincent’s Hospital is a teaching hospital, the Palliative Care Unit provides important learning opportunities for students from all vocations, including nursing, medicine and allied health. All students are supervised by an appropriate senior professional at all times.

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St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Fitzroy campus

Building A - Main Hospital
Destination A60
Princes Street Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9231 4697  

To contact the Main Hospital please call:
Phone: (03) 9231 2211

For campus information click here