At Sydney Adventist Hospital we are committed to providing passionate, caring and appropriate palliative and integrative care support for our patients.
Integrative and Palliative Care Medicine provides relief from pain and discomfort regardless of whether patients are receiving active treatment for an incurable illness or disease, or not. Cancer is not the only life-limiting illness; many other medical conditions remain incurable despite advances in modern medicine. While the primary goal of medicine is to cure or control disease, it is also our priority to focus attention and resources on issues such as pain and other symptom relief – conditions directly related to a patient’s quality of life before, during and after treatment. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, itch, fatigue, poor mobility/function and mental health. This focus of care can be offered both in hospital and in a community setting.