Proposed Service

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANISATION

Local families simply can’t afford to wait

Hospice care is about much more than bricks and mortar, it’s about caring for our community for generations to come.

Onsite care will be provided in a purpose-built, peaceful, home-like facility which will be surrounded by gardens.

Support services will be available for patients, families and carers, including social & emotional support, pastoral care, and cultural support.

It is envisaged that there will be no out-of-pocket cost for core services and that care will be available to adults and adolescents with an advanced life-limiting condition, not just those with cancer.

Fitzroy Community Hospice will partner with existing specialist and community-based palliative care services and seek to improve integration and coordination of patient care.

Community support will be crucial, and volunteers will play a vital role.

Fitzroy Community Hospice will provide

  • Dedicated community-based palliative care and end of life support, provided free of charge for adults living with life-limiting conditions.
  • A purpose built state of the art, 12 bed facility with a warm, home-like atmosphere for patients and families.
  • Palliative care nurses and specialised staff providing 24/7 care.
  • Family and caregiver support and respite services.
  • Comprehensive care addressing physical, cultural, emotional and spiritual care needs.

  • Grief and bereavement support programs for adults and children.

No out of pocket cost
to those in need

Family togetherness – large lounge areas, private quiet spaces and garden seating

Caregiver support and assistance to navigate complex health systems

+50 volunteers and 14 FTE staff

Ample free car parking for visitors

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