Supportive and Palliative Care Unit

Supportive and Palliative Care Unit

The Supportive and Palliative Care Unit at Monash Health is a Monash University academic unit focused on excellence of care for patients and their families who have a life limiting illness.
Our unit comprises:

  • 16 bed level-3 inpatient unit with admissions in excess of 600 per annum
  • Bi-disciplinary medical/nursing consult team covering the Monash Health Network and with annual consultations numbering in excess of 1500 per year
  • Oncopain outpatients clinic

The unit is  an accredited palliative medicine registrar training facility with all our physicians being accredited supervisors of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians). We also provide undergraduate medical student palliative medicine teaching for Monash University, teaching for resident medical officers, physician training registrars and nursing - undergraduate, post graduate and nurse practitioners.

Available research projects

Meet the team

Researchers

Michael Franco
Associate Professor  Michael Franco

Dr Esther Lin
Peter Poon
Associate Professor Peter Poon
Jaclyn Yoong
Dr Jaclyn Yoong

Dr Holly Atkinson

Dr Alison Giles

Dr Fiona Runacres

Dr Leeroy William
External

Other staff and students

Research Fellows

  • Dr Anne Ky

Honorary Research Fellow

Research Assistant

  • Jade Hudson (MSci)

Staff involved in research

PhD Candidates

  • Dr Beisi Jiang (Neurologist)
  • Dr Khunthong Peechatanan ( Medical Oncologist)

Department Administration

  • Linda Jay