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GIVE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING A GO

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

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

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

Telehealth

Full project title:  Implementing Telehealth in Regional and Rural Community Palliative Care Funding:  Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria Project run time:  September 2018 – June 2019 Ethics:  Low Risk Research, reviewed by BHS and StJoG Healthcare Human Research Ethics Committee Background Purpose: To test new ways of providing palliative care in a rural community by building on…

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Posted: November 26, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray

Rapid Discharge

Full project title: Sustainable Service Integration to meet the choices of people requiring palliative care and wanting to be discharged from acute hospital to home for ongoing care and to die at home: Rapid Discharge Project partners: Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. (grant recipient) Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team Ballarat Health Services   Funding:  Victorian Department of…

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Posted: November 26, 2020

By: Michelle MacGillivray