Palliative Care

At Montserrat Haematology and Oncology Clinics we help patients and their families manage their illness through specialised medical care and a multidisciplinary approach, which can include access to palliative care. For people living with a life-limiting illness, palliative care can help provide the necessary treatment, care and support patients need to live as comfortably as possible.

Meet our Palliative Care Specialists below and learn more about their patient-centred approach, medical backgrounds and special interests.

Currently practicing at Montserrat:

Dr Susie Muir (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
Dr Susie Muir (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
Specialist GP (Palliative Medicine)

Dr Susie Muir is a GP specialising in palliative care. She has worked in the field of palliative care since 2018 and in September 2022 will complete her Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine, at which time she will transition to the title of Palliative Medicine Specialist. Susie is passionate about providing holistic care for people suffering from lifelimiting illness and is committed to working with patients and their families to help maximise their quality of life. She believes strongly in the early integration of palliative care and is keen to work collaboratively with other specialists to provide an individualised care plan for her patients. Through a comprehensive assessment of physical, psychological and spiritual needs, Susie seeks to understand what is most important to each of her patients and aims to work with them to try and minimise the distressing symptoms often associated with serious disease.

Susie graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 2006 and travelled to Australia in 2007. She has worked across various specialities in hospitals throughout Australia, as well as spending time working in London and studying in The Netherlands. Susie completed her specialist training in General Practice in 2016 and worked for 2 years on the Gold Coast as a GP before embarking on further training. She has completed all the palliative care specific training requirements of the advanced training program and has chosen to focus on medical education for the final 6 months. She is a Senior Lecturer with Griffith University and alongside treating patients is dedicated to teaching and mentoring junior doctors.

Appointments to see

Dr Susie Muir (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
07 5479 0000
reception@schoc.com.au
www.schoc.com.au
Dr Geoffrey Hawson (North Lakes, QLD)
Dr Geoffrey Hawson (North Lakes, QLD)
Medical Oncologist, Clinical Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician - MBBS FRACP FAChPM FRCPA (1976) Dip. Clin. Hypnosis

Dr Geoffrey Hawson is APHRA registered as a Medical Oncologist Clinical Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician. He has previously been Director of Haematology Oncology at TPCH, Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at Redcliffe Hospital and Director of Cancer Services at Nambour Hospital where he now works part time.

Lung Cancer and GI Cancer Preceptorships. He has a holistic approach to the care of patients with cancer and is an active promoter of mind body wellness, including the use of hypnosis for pain management and hot flushes in chemotherapy induced menopause. He is a full member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He gave an invited plenary session on Mindfulness in Cancer at the Brisbane Cancer conference in December 2015.

He is planning to practice mainly with non-malignant haematology and is especially interested in early haemochromatosis counselling. He would like to offer hypnosis in patients with cancer to help with either symptom management or existential issues, without taking over their care from their primary medical provider. He is active in martial arts with a second Dan in Aikido and first Dan in Jodo.

He has joined North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic and will be consulting one day per month.

 

Appointments to see

Dr Geoffrey Hawson (North Lakes, QLD)
07 3859 0690
bookingsbrisbanenorth@montserrat.com.au
www.northlakesdayhospital.com.au

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