|Palliative Care Centre design has begun
Palliative Care is an important and natural process in life and the Concord Palliative Care Centre’s role is one with the intention of managing a patients final phase of their disease with dignity, free of pain, without prolonging life nor hastening its end. It is to be a place for patients, their carers and relatives to be cared for, both medically and psychologically.
In July 2010, Sydney Local Health Network received capital funding to develop a 15 bed sub-acute unit at Concord Repatriation General Hospital (CRGH) and additional recurrent funding from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for 15 sub-acute beds at CRGH. Internal consultation concluded that the greatest need was to develop a 20 bed sub-acute palliative care inpatient unit at CRGH to service patients located in the Inner West of Sydney.
Brewster Hjorth Architects have been engaged to produce a sensitive and state of the art design for the new centre, looking at ways to develop the hospital’s masterplan to optimize access, sunlight and increase the comfort of patients.