We have a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The team consists of:
- Nurses: Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Clinical Nurse Consultants in Palliative Care & Breast Care
- Allied Health staff: Dieticians, Occupational Therapist, Pathology Collectors, Physiotherapists, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist, DVA Discharge Planner
- Pastoral Care
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Physician
- Medical Oncologist
- Radiation Oncologist
- Palliative Care Physician
Information and support
Trained staff provide education, information, support and personal service to patients and their families about the different types of treatments, what to expect before and after surgery, chemotherapy and\or radiotherapy. Should outpatient services be required after a person’s stay in hospital the McAuley staff assist in creating links and relationships with a variety of outpatient facilities and services prior to discharge.
The Mater has developed strong links with Palliative Care services that run concurrently with inpatient treatments. Inpatients referred to the Palliative Care Service are seen by the Palliative Care team. From their involvement individualised care plans are made to facilitate the care on the ward, in a sister facility, or at home. Early links to the Palliative Care Team allow patients to maintain optimal health with minimal impact to lifestyle.