Federal Government funding
We are very excited to announce that the Australian Government has committed capital grant funding of $8 million towards the establishment of Fitzroy Community Hospice. This funding is critical in bringing the vision of this project to reality and follows many months of hard work and political engagement by the Fitzroy Community Hospice Board. The next important step is to secure critical State Government operational funding and the Fitzroy Community Hospice Board continues to engage in ongoing positive discussions with State government, Queensland Health, and the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.
The Fitzroy Community Hospice took a considerable step forward earlier this month with the Rockhampton Regional Council approving the development application for the redevelopment of 38 Agnes Street into a 12 bed hospice service. We would like to thank Gideon Town Planning and Tony Madden Architects for their hard work towards this development application. Gideon’s expertise and support throughout this process has been invaluable, and Tony and his team have gone above and beyond to produce architectural concept plans which reflect the special home-like character of a hospice whilst meeting exacting standards.
Dying to Know Day
On August 27, the Fitzroy Community Hospice was represented by Board Member, Debbie Richards and Clinical Advisory Sub-committee members, Dr. Karen Quinn and Lisa Pyper at Yeppoon’s Dying to Know Day. Thank you to Pharmacist, Paul Tucker from Yeppoon Day & Night Pharmacy for organising and hosting this event. Dying to Know Day is an initiative of The GroundSwell Project, inspired by the book ‘Dying To Know – Bringing Death to Life’ and is an annual campaign to encourage people to start conversations about death, all to improve their knowledge around choice at end of life. For more information, visit www.thegroundswellproject.com