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We are not recruiting at present...However we are always interested to hear from people who may want to join our team
Annual ReportRead about our care and service in the 2019-20 Annual Report
WE HAVE MOVED!To our new purpose built building at 1836 Sturt St Alfredton.
TelehealthVideo conferencing to communicate with health professionals and patients
It's your choicea terminal illness does not have to force you from the comfort of your home

Ballarat Hospice Care sees the person beyond the illness

Ballarat Hospice Care provides specialist quality palliative care equitably and responsively in a patients home.

Palliative care is high quality, holistic health care and support for people living with a life-limiting illness while supporting carers, family and friends involved in their care.

We are a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 1985. We were established by community members in response to community need; a need that continues to grow with an increasing population. Our community connection is essential.

We promote palliative care values within the community.

We are partly funded by government and we rely on community support to enable us to continue to make a difference.

Our values of loyalty, kindness, honesty, respect, trust, skill and willingness guide every interaction.

We value all patients, carers, their families, primary care providers and volunteers.

We offer culturally safe and inclusive care when working alongside diverse, vulnerable or marginalised communities.

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Our ServicesBallarat Hospice Care offers holistic palliative care to people in their own home, with compassion, innovation and flexibility.Read More
For PatientsPalliative care is specialised care that helps you live well with a life-limiting illness. Aiming to make you comfortable, to improve your quality of life, and to support family and friends involved in your care. Read More
For CarersBallarat Hospice Care provides practical and emotional support to family and friends involved in your care, including care advice, equipment, respite, carer support groups and counselling. Read More
EducationProvision of education by our staff is key in supporting patients and their families and carers at home – from symptom management, use of equipment, through to practical aspects of care and caring for carers.Read More

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UNDERSTANDING THE JOURNEY. SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES.Read some of our inspiring stories.
Carole Cracknall, a palliative care volunteer with Ballarat Hospice Care Inc for 12 years, plays a very special part in the patient’s end of life journey. She joined as a carer in 2009, and for the last 12 years has specialised in providing support for not only the patient, but their loved ones. Her passion for…Celebrating palliative care volunteers
Cancer Council Victoria, Deakin University and Grampians Integrated Cancer Service is conducting a study. The study is to better understand the experience of carers of palliative care cancer patients. What is involved?  A telephone interview is all that is required. A Deakin University researcher experienced in working with people affected by cancer, will call you…Are you a support person of a palliative cancer patient?
This week we gratefully accepted two generous donations. Ballarat Lyric Opera Company (BLOC) and the Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Ballarat together donated $2500. We enjoyed showing Carly MacDonald from BLOC, Peter Morey, Deputy Commander and Barbara Hughes from the Order around Ballarat Hospice Care when visited. We have been grateful recipients of…Financial support from our community
Thinking about, talking about and considering care choices is something Mr and Mrs Bev and Barry Leach confronted together after Barry was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. “We had a wonderful life together, being there for each other for 61 years,” said Bev as she thought about her experience of palliative care. The couple were…Palliative Care…it’s more than you think.
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