At Ballarat Hospice Care our aim is not only to provide you with information about our organisation, but what is happening within our local community in terms of palliative care.
What you don’t know about palliative care
Palliative care is not just about relieving the physical pain or symptoms of a person with a terminal/life-limiting illness.
It’s just as much about their psychological welfare – and that’s where Ballarat Hospice Care’s specialist counsellors calmly enter the picture..
Ballarat Hospice Care’s $1mil appeal
Ballarat Hospice Care has launched a fundraising appeal to help it build a desperately-needed bigger facility. The hospice has been operating out of Drummond Street since 1986, but with a doubling of clientele in the past five years, has drastically outgrown its current home.
Donation to make a huge difference
A donation of 12 lightweight wheelchairs is set to make a noticeable difference in the transportation of Ballarat Hospice Care patients.
Ballarat Hospice Care looking for Community input
Ballarat Hospice Care’s calling on the community for ideas into the design of it’s new facility in Lucas.
Patients to benefit from state government funding
Ballarat Hospice patients will be the beneficiaries of additional funding from the state government to better equip front line workers.
On Wednesday Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced $183,000 for Hospice, which will be used to deliver a new van, new staff vehicles, additional medical equipment as well as new communication technology.
Hospice will also receive new duress alarms, allowing staff to more promptly respond to the needs of their clients.
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The Oliver Foundation donates $100,000
Philanthropic organisation, The Oliver Foundation, has generously donated $100,000 to Ballarat Hospice Care’s “Give to Help Hospice Grow” $1 million appeal.
It is one of the largest donations the foundation has given out since it began six years ago.
The Oliver Foundation board member Michael Ronaldson, speaking on behalf of the Oliver family, said: “The foundation was established to support and contribute to social and community programs within the Ballarat district”.
“We are acutely aware of the overwhelming demand for Ballarat Hospice Care’s services created by a lack of appropriate facilities. The foundation is deeply passionate about its services to the community, hence the donation.”
Living with Death – ABC Ballarat Radio Stories
Each day our televisions, newspapers and advertisements are filled with messages reminding us to live well. But how often do we talk about dying well?
With the help of ABC Ballarat Radio this is just what we have been able to do. In early October 2010 five taped episodes went to air bringing the stories of patient, carer, counsellor, palliative care doctor and nurses to life.
In The End – ABC Compass Program
An Australian intensive care doctor explores moral and ethical questions about ongoing life-support for our elderly. Over the past decade hospital intensive care wards in Australia have been filling up with elderly patients in their 80s, and 90s with no realistic chance of recovery. Fuelled by hope and the belief that modern medicine will allow our lives to go on forever, are we failing to manage the passage between life and death? This film examines a modern day medical dilemma of our own making by following Geelong Hospital senior intensive care doctor Charlie Corke who asks some of the most pressing and difficult questions facing modern medicine.