Adolescent & Young Adult Hospice (AYAH)
The hospice will be specifically designed for adolescents and young adults with life-limiting conditions requiring short-term respite care, symptom management or end-of-life care.
It will provide a welcoming environment with a flexible design to suit each individual, be light-filled with easy access to outdoor areas, and have the latest digital technology for connecting with friends and family.
The facility will work closely with Bear Cottage, Manly’s renowned children’s hospice that is also unique to NSW, to assist families caring for young people as they become adults.
The NSW Government will provide $2 million each year to contribute to the operating costs of this revolutionary facility to cater for older teens and young adults from across NSW who suffer a life-limiting illness.
The NSW Government is also providing the land - on the former Manly Hospital site - and assistance from agencies and departments including Health, Health Infrastructure and Property NSW.
Construction of the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice (AYAH) is expected to start in 2020.