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) and 5 bed (level-2) inpatient units
  • 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
  • Palliative care telehealth clinics
  • Palliative care outreach service
  • Palliative Care Hospital in the home service
  • Supportive care clinic for chronic diseases
  • Volunteer program

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 (including BMedSci research and medical student elective placements), teaching for resident medical officers, physician training registrars and nursing - undergraduate, post graduate and nurse practitioners.

Graduate research projects

Meet the team


Other staff and students

Research Fellow

  • Dr Briony Shaw

Honorary Research Fellow

Research Assistant

  • Jade Hudson (MSci)

Staff involved in research

  • Dr Anton Claridad
  • Dr Matthew Dellit
  • Dr Scott King
  • Ms Christine Mooney
  • Dr Patrick Steele
  • Dr Amanda Vo

PhD Candidates

  • Dr Khunthong Peechatanan ( Medical Oncologist)

Department Administration

  • Linda Jay