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Designs unveiled for Australia’s first Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice

Monday 30 November 2020

Australia’s first dedicated service for young people with life-limiting illness is one step closer following the release of the latest artist impressions for the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice (AYAH).

The $19.5 million project is dedicated to 15 to 24-year-old patients with life-limiting illness, providing respite care, symptom management and end of life care. The service will also provide specialised care for families, including bereavement support and counselling.

The AYAH will include:
  • eight bedrooms for patients, each with an ensuite and outdoor balcony
  • carers lounges adjacent to four of the bedrooms
  • two family accommodation units with two bedrooms each
  • on-site dedicated kitchen and dining room
  • break out spaces including lounge room, games room, media room, multisensory room, quiet room and sitting rooms
  • laundry for families staying overnight
  • outdoor balcony of the lounge room
  • garden and landscaping areas
  • telehealth consult spaces.
The AYAH will be located at the former Manly Hospital site at North Head.

The hospice will be surrounded by national parks, bushland and environmental conservation areas, providing a natural and peaceful setting for young people and their families.

Planning and design work is underway, with construction scheduled to commence in 2021.

Opportunities for the community to contribute to the project will be available in the coming months. Click here for more information.

The new hospice is due for construction completion in 2022.

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