Amherst Ward – Maryborough Campus
The Amherst Ward provides person-centred care for medical, surgical, maternity and palliative care patients. The ward is staffed by an experienced nurses with a strong commitment to high standards of clinical care.
Visitors are most welcome; however it is important that they visit only during the designated visiting hours.
Rest is very important in recovering from illness so short visiting times are recommended . Rest periods for our patients encouraged from 8:00pm-11:00am
Dunolly Hospital has four beds dedicated to Acute Care, providing medical and palliative care.
Please note that Dunolly and Avoca campuses do not have facilities to provide emergency care.
Post-Acute Care (PAC)
Post-Acute Care services aim to assist people discharged from hospital who require short-term tailored, community based support services to recuperate in the community.
Transition Care Program (TCP)
The Transition Care Program provides short-term support for community members following an admission to hospital, providing more time and support to get well after a hospital admission to return to home or into a residential community.
Palliative Care (Merrin Suite)
Palliative Care is specialised multidisciplinary care for people with serious illness that focuses on providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of a serious life illness whatever the diagnosis.
MDHS Palliative Care Services aim to achieve the best possible quality of life for clients, patients, residents, their carers and families.
Our team provide person-centred palliative treatment, involving clients in all aspects of decision making in regards to care.
Advance Care Planning
Families and health care workers are often required to make medical decisions without knowing a patients preferences. MDHS has implemented the Advance Care Planning program.
A key aim of the program is the identify patient wishes regarding their health care, particularly around end – of- life issues, and document these in an advance care plan.
Advance Care Planning is a consultation process with health care providers and family members, that help you make decisions about your future health care, should you be unable.