Ave Maria Palliative Care

Mangalore's first standalone Palliative Care Unit/Hospice

Ave Maria Palliative Care(A unit of Centre for Development, Studies, and Education (Regd.)Mangala Nagara, Kudupu Post,Vamanjoor, Mangaluru – 575 028. Phone:7022620186




Entrance to Ave Maria Palliative Care

Ave Maria Palliative Care, a 15-bedded hospice was established by a team of professionals with a mission of providing compassionate, holistic end-of-life care to patients suffering from life-limiting and terminal conditions and for offering psychological, spiritual, and social support necessary to patients and their families. We strongly believe that when cure is impossible, the possibilities for care are endless.

Located on the scenic hillock in Mangala Nagara, Vamanjoor around 9 kilometers away from the Mangalore city, Ave Maria opened its doors for service on the 8th of September,2008. Our services are free and open to all irrespective of age, economic status, gender or religion. To date, we have assisted more than 770 patients to have pain-free, dignified end to their lives.

Need for Palliation

Most people hope to die at home peacefully in their sleep. Unfortunately, this does not become a reality for many who are afflicted with debilitating conditions like cancer, kidney failure, liver failure, respiratory diseases or dementia. The end-stage of the disease is often a painful process not only for the person suffering from the condition but also for the caregivers. When patients and families need to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the possibility of death, palliative care becomes a need of the hour for many. It is our strong conviction that human beings deserve respect and dignity until their last breath.

Goals and objectives 

  • Offering holistic comfort care to patients with incurable, life-limiting conditions and providing relief from distressing symptoms.
  • Training compassionate caregivers for in-home care of the terminally ill.
  • Empowering patients’ families with short-term training in caring for patients in their own homes.
  • Enhancing community awareness on cancer and other debilitating conditions.
  • Facilitating internships and international exchange programs.
  • Educating professionals by conducting training programs on end-of-life care.

Surroundings perfectly suited for patients

Facilities at Ave Maria

  • 15 bed unit
  • Fully furnished, spacious rooms with attached bathrooms
  • Provision for a family member to stay with the patient
  • 24/7 personalized Nursing Care
  • Well equipped Kitchen for Nutritional Support
  • Pastoral Care
  • Mortuary unit with 24- hour power backup
  • Ambulance for patient transfer
  • Conference hall
  • Classroom for training of Health Assistants
  • Mechanized Laundry and Bio Gas Units

One comment on “Ave Maria Palliative Care(A unit of Centre for Development, Studies, and Education (Regd.)Mangala Nagara, Kudupu Post,Vamanjoor, Mangaluru – 575 028. Phone:7022620186

  1. Dr. Sakina
    December 12, 2014

    Hello Sir/Madam

    I am Dr Sakina from India. Just finished my M.B.B.S. pursuing a dream of starting a Cancer NGO in India which will not only create awareness but will raise fund for treatment and take active interest in palliation. I am also focusing on counseling of patients. I need ur help. I am just an upcoming person and as you know cancer is not easy thing to deal with so kindly guide me. Kindly do the needful.
    Will await for your response and I wl b very happy if we cam be in touch via whatsapp.

    Thank you

    Dr. Sakina Gazi
    YMC, Mangalore.

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