The Southern Highlands Community Hospice Inc. (SHCH) was established in July 2010 as a not-for-profit charity to establish a hospice with 10 in-patient beds and ancillary services for the Southern Highlands community.
From its inception, SHCH has set out to provide the Southern Highlands community with specialist palliative care facilities and services by constructing and operating a state-of-the-art ten-bed inpatient purpose-built hospice operated by both professional staff and volunteers, in the heart of the medical precinct of Bowral.
There are no specialist palliative care in-patient units in the catchment area, which includes part of Mulwaree, Shoalhaven and Wollondilly Shires. Patients with life-limiting disease requiring specialist services need to travel at least 60kms from Bowral.
HOSPICE PROJECT UPDATE
May 2016 – Bowral Location is announced