Establishment Progress

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community, we are arranging orders for final equipment to have 11 patient rooms ready as soon as possible (instead of the 9 nine rooms we were originally planning to open with). This is an unexpected and wonderful position to be in, and we are reminded everyday of the generosity of our Central Queensland community.

Our recruitment process has been very successful with an overwhelming number of applicants for various positions. We will be finalising these roles in the coming weeks.

Our next major event is our Formal Facility Opening which will be held at the beginning of National Palliative Care Week. Following that, we will have two Open Days in the last weekend of May to give the community an opportunity to come have a look at our wonderful facility.

It’s a very exciting time at Fitzroy Community Hospice as we steadily work towards being able to admit patients in June.



Supporter Circle

We’d like to give special recognition to our six current Supporter Circle members who have been our early adopters, committing to support Fitzroy Community Hospice on an annual basis:

CQ Well Women
CQ Hand + Upper Limb
South Geldard Lawyers
Joanne Bell
Des & Marilyn Covey

The annual Supporter Circle contribution is $1,500 which is tax deductible, exempt from GST, and every dollar helps us provide free palliative care and bereavement support services within our community.

If you’re interested in joining please CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Events supporting Fitzroy Community Hospice

Rocky River Run Registrations Open


We are so excited to be the Chosen Charity for this year’s Rocky River Run. The 21km marathon has SOLD OUT and there are very limited spots remaining in the 10km, 5km and 2km events. Hurry to register so you don’t miss out!


Hoist for Hospice wrap-up

We’re still revelling in the huge success of Hoist for Hospice 2024 which raised a whopping $94,200!

We simply cannot say a big enough thank you to Brad Neven from JRT Group (HIGHEST FUNDRAISER), Melissa Thomas from Patcol Group, Mitch McDouall from Acute Builders, Doug Barnard from Cap Coast Lubes, Tim Murphy from The Cathedral College, Anthony & Pinky from Triple M Central Queensland, Jason Smyth from Smyth Financial, Melanie Findlay from Rees R & Sydney Jones Solicitors, Doug Webber from Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate and Linda Adams from CocoBrew for their spectacular efforts.

Thank you also to our sponsors CQ Crane Hire, Triple M CQ and CocoBrew Express Rockhampton.

Please enjoy this little photo gallery from the day, this truly is a fundraising event like no other and we can’t wait to bring it back even bigger and better in 2025.
(Feel free to email us your nominations for who should get hoisted ????)

While it’s empty at the moment, the hospice already has such a calming, peaceful atmosphere with lots of natural light, and the amazing western aspect is truly captivating.

It gives us so much joy to be able to share how far we’ve come in creating an incredibly special space that will make such a difference to our community for many, many years to come.


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