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WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
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If someone you love became unwell and could not communicate their choices, would you know what matters to them? Could you make decisions on their behalf? Have you thought about what matters to you? Have you shared your thoughts with anyone? Join us to explore Advance Care Planning: What’s it all about? Thinking about, talking…

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Posted: March 5, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

GIVE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING A GO
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In the words of Mrs Kath Connors, “If you have thoughts of volunteering for Ballarat Hospice Care; why not give it a go and just do it?” Kath has volunteered for Ballarat Hospice Care for 35 years and recently retired from direct patient support. While Kath continues her connection to Ballarat Hospice Care, she shares…

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Posted: March 2, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
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Everyone who knows Leanne agrees she is an inspiration. She has a gentle caring way that enables patients and families to feel safe and supported. Thank you Leanne for your 20 years of dedication and commitment. Recently Leanne reflected about her time at Ballarat Hospice Care; here are some of her thoughts… The care of…

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Posted: January 5, 2021

By: Michelle MacGillivray

ENDURING CONNECTIONS
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Pre Covid-19, Ballarat Hospice Care expected to care for an average of 166 patients in their homes at any given time during 2020. This year Ballarat Hospice Care is caring for an average of 200 patients.  A 20% increase on projections. Ballarat Hospice Care CEO, Mrs. Carita Clancy said “While it has been a challenging…

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Posted: December 3, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

MARION’S STORY
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Marion McCabe doesn’t ever resent being one of the 730 Australians diagnosed with motor neurone disease annually.

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Posted: May 9, 2017

By: Ballarat Hospice Care