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


COMPASSION, INGENUITY AND KINDNESS DURING COVID19
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Ballarat Hospice Care is the grateful recipient of funds raised by the Rotary Club of Ballarat West Facebook page promoted by Mrs. Christina Gollam, her husband Steve and Mrs. Sue Simmonds. From a full time carer of her elderly father 18 months ago, Mrs. Gollam has transformed herself into a community fund raising dynamo during…

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Posted: October 20, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

HAIRCUTS FOR A CAUSE
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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day happens every year. This year it was on October 10, 2020. It is a day to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. In our own back yard, we celebrate the efforts of a local family who performed a wonderful act of kindness that benefits both…

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Posted: October 17, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Sale of 312 Drummond Street South
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The former home of Ballarat Hospice Care located at 312 Drummond Street South, Ballarat was sold to Alive Church Incorporated on Friday September 25, 2020. The former church was home to Ballarat Hospice Care for over twenty years from 1997 before relocating to a purpose built Palliative Care Hub located at 1836 Sturt Street, Alfredton…

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Posted: October 5, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

CELEBRATION!
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Quality in Practice accreditation maintained and achieved this month! And the big news being our Rainbow Tick accreditation for the first time! The Rainbow Tick shows our community that we are a: safe, inclusive affirming service and employer for the LGBTIQ community. The Rainbow Tick also means we are listed on the national register of…

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Posted: June 18, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

CHANGING LIVES
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Mary is a supportive care volunteer for Ballarat Hospice Care and understands the impact of volunteering. Mary began volunteering at Ballarat Hospice Care after she cared for her husband over 10 years ago. “It was out of gratitude for the service that I thought I would like to give back to Ballarat Hospice Care and…

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Posted: June 10, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray