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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

VALUING OUR VOLUNTEERS

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

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?

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