Ms Kate Swetenham

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Repatriation General Hospital
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Bachelor of Nursing
Graduate Diploma Psycho Oncology
Master of palliative care
Key responsibilities

Service Director of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services. I lead a regional palliative care service which covers a population of 350,000 people. We deliver care at the major hospitals within the area through a consultation liaison model. We provide home based consultations to clients wishing to receive their care at home, and we have a 15 bed specialist palliative care unit located on the grounds of the Repatriation General Hospital known as Daw House.

Academic status Lecturer B Flinders University. My teaching interests are around psychosocial care and I currently teach in the topic Communication at End of Life A and B.


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