SHCH was originally formed as an incorporated association registered in New South Wales under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. Recently, SHCH transferred its registration and is now a public company limited by guarantee (ACN 618 959 596). SHCH holds a charitable fundraising authority under Section 13A of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (CFN/21615).
As a company limited by guarantee, SHCH is governed by a Constitution which was adopted at a special general meeting of members on 29 March 2017.
The constitution sets out the following objectives for the company:
The company is established to pursue charitable purposes only with the objects of providing benevolent relief by:
(a) building, owning and maintaining a purpose-built community hospice that will provide:
(i) specialist palliative care;
(ii) palliative symptom management and end-of-life care to people who have life-limiting illnesses;
(iii) holistic best-practice palliative care to patients and their loved ones in a supportive environment;
(b) subsidising patients who are unable to pay for the hospice’s services;
(c) conducting and operating not-for-profit enterprises and activities in order to raise funds for the company which will be used solely to promote these purposes;
(d) applying the income and property of the company solely to promote these purposes.