Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The Department of Health and Human Services has requested all inquiries be directed to their website where you can access the latest Coronavirus information and advice. We will update the community on what Yarrawonga Health is doing, but it’s important to remember this situation is constantly evolving with new information being released on a daily or even hourly basis.

www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Palliative Care

Yarrawonga Health has a dedicated Palliative Care room with an adjoining garden area and a quiet room with tea and coffee making facilities available.  Staff encourage family and other important people in the patient’s life to participate in care and stay with their loved one.

In 2016 Yarrawonga Health introduced the Palliative Care Approach project across the acute area of the hospital and the three aged care homes. 

At Yarrawonga Health we want to provide the palliative patient with: 

  • autonomy, dignity, comfort and respect
  • honest, open discussion about conditions and treatment options
  • choice in available evidence-based treatment options
  • effective management of pain and other distressing symptoms
  • quality of life, as defined by the patient, in the circumstances
  • their cultural or spiritual wishes honoured and
  • access to the people they wish to be present