Hospice Facility Update
We have come a long way in the planning of Fitzroy Community Hospice at 38 Agnes Street, and our dedicated efforts to redevelop the site into a Hospice facility continue. Australian Government capital funding of $8M remains locked-in and construction is expected to commence by the end of this year. In addition, the Hospice Board and Queensland Health are currently working towards an operational funding agreement for the onsite service.
While Government capital and operational funding is vital to the establishment of Fitzroy Community Hospice, ongoing community financial support remains essential. Community support is needed to meet the escalating costs of building and to ensure the Hospice development is completed to the highest possible standard and meets the needs of our community now and into the future.
Outreach Service Update
Queensland Health announced in May that Blue Care has been awarded the tender to provide in-home outreach Palliative Care services in Central Queensland and throughout Queensland.
Whilst we were hopeful of including outreach services as part of the work of Fitzroy Community Hospice and are disappointed that our submission was not successful, we are pleased that this much needed service will soon be available to the people of Central Queensland and are hopeful that this new service will serve as a starting point towards improving access to comprehensive end-of-life care in Central Queensland.
Boony’s Screens Sausage Sizzle
We would like to extend a massive thank you to Cheyne & Alicia from Boony’s Screens for holding a Sausage Sizzle for Fitzroy Community Hospice at Bunnings on Sunday 29 May. Their efforts raised $1951 for Fitzroy Community Hospice and was greatly appreciated.