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Hospice boutique op shop returns

Now a fresh boutique op shop experience returns to Ballarat during the week of Monday August 9, 2021. “The shop is brimming with winter coats, jackets, boots and gorgeous pre loved treasures.” Ballarat Hospice Care CEO Mrs Carita Clancy said. “Our volunteers have been working hard to prepare for the reopening and we are all…

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Posted: August 3, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Celebrating palliative care volunteers

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…

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Posted: July 23, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Are you a support person of a palliative cancer patient?

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…

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Posted: July 13, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Financial support from our community

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…

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Posted: July 7, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Palliative Care…it’s more than you think.

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…

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Posted: May 24, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray