SHCH News

2017 Tulip Festival

A big “Thank You” to Margaret McLean for providing our display for the Tulip Festival. Following the designated theme of “Under the Sea … with Orange” Margaret, once again, came up with a colourful and innovative design, which has attracted a lot of attention and comment from passers by.

Love Your Sister’s Connie Johnson speaks about life, love and death from her Canberra hospice bed

Connie Johnson – The Canberra Times 23 Aug 2017

The Role of the Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care

The Role of the Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care

Push for palliative care

If you’re one of Dr. Yvonne’s many fans, you’ll enjoy this: Read full article here

NSW Health Media Release

Roundtables reveal palliative care needs 13 July 2017 The NSW Government will use feedback from a series of community roundtables to improve palliative care services across the state. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government today published reports revealing communities’ priorities for palliative care services which were raised at 10 roundtables across the state, including at NSW Parliament …

Update from Dr. Yvonne

Last month the NSW Government announced that funding for palliative care would receive a $100m boost over the next 4 years – a win indeed, testament to the hard work of the Treasurer, Health Minister, NSW Cancer Council, CanAct Community, Push For Palliative advocates, PCNSW and many supporters. But as important as it is to celebrate success, we must also …

Annual General Meeting 2017

When: Thursday evening 10 August Where: Bowral More details soon.

New SHCH Chairman

Hospice Announces New Chairman The Board of the Southern Highlands Community Hospice (SHCH) has announced the appointment of Professor Peter Fletcher AM, as the new Chairman of the charity. The appointment of Professor Fletcher follows the decision of the previous chairman, Dr. Margaret Rosenthal AM to step down, following five years in the role. Dr. Rosenthal advised the Board that, …

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