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Palliative Care

The hospital provides terminally ill people with a warm, caring environment that allows patients to maintain their dignity during their final days amid friends, family and familiar traditions.

Specialised Care

Our specialist palliative care nurses are supported by a team of consultants who keep patients comfortable and attend to their psychological, social and spiritual needs and those of their families.

Our accredited staff are dedicated to relieving and controlling all physical and psychological pain.

A team of consultants support our specialist care nurses to provide dignity, comfort and care for patients and their families.

Spirituality

Jewish law states that terminally ill people should remain active and productive members of society for as long as possible. Wolper provides patients with the opportunity to do this by celebrating all Jewish festivals and holidays, and providing places where patients can celebrate with family and friends while they are able.

Rabbis from different synagogues visit the Hospital on a daily basis offering religious counsel, advice and assistance.

Wolper is non-denominational and accepts all people regardless of religion or creed. Rabbis from different synagogues visit the Hospital on a daily basis offering religious counsel, advice and assistance. Catholic priests and Protestant ministers regularly visit the Hospital and ministers of other religions can be arranged upon request.

Visitors

We encourage visits by family and friends as an important means of delivering reassurance and comfort. The presence of relatives and friends ensures that patients do not feel abandoned, and confirms the family's love, devotion and commitment.

Bereavement Counselling

Wolper’s palliative care staff are specially trained to provide counselling and support during a family's grieving process. Your palliative care nurse can provide advice on the emotional experience associated with loss.

Pre-admission

Please complete our pre-admission form and make sure it is lodged with us at least three days before the patient’s admission. This will make the admission process fast and easy.

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