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Palliative care is about celebrating lives, here are some Ballarat Hospice Care stories.


Palliative Care…it’s more than you think.
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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

VALUING OUR VOLUNTEERS
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Ballarat Hospice Care CEO, Mrs. Carita Clancy said “Our volunteers are important and valued every day. National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to share one of many volunteer stories that shows the individual impact volunteering has on the people, the volunteer, communities and organisations”. Mr. John Elliott began volunteering for Ballarat Hospice Care early…

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Posted: May 11, 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