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About the Southern Highlands Community Hospice

Improved personalised access to palliative care services in the Southern Highlands. The charity is underpinned by a dynamic team of Volunteers, a profitable fundraising retail outlet and a strong community commitment.

To fund a range of services that will enable compassionate support for people of the Southern Highlands Community requiring palliative care.

The Southern Highlands Community Hospice (SHCH) was established in 2010 as a charitable organisation, to provide hospice and palliative care services for the Southern Highlands community.

Harbison Care
Southern Highlands Private Hospital
Southern Highlands Private Hospital
Southern Highlands Private Hospital
End of Life Angels

Currently we fund services that include:

  • Additional Palliative care nursing at the two Harbison Care Aged Care facilities.
  • CanAssist patients after reaching the $3,000 CanAssist funding threshold.
  • All accommodation and medical costs for end-of-life patients without private healthcare at the Southern Highlands Private Hospital.
  • Funding additional palliative care nursing, carer support and associated equipment hire costs for those choosing to die at home.
  • One-off payments to fund vital medical equipment to palliative care patients to optimise their quality of life.

Currently we support patients with these palliative care initiatives:

  • Funding for palliative medications up to $5,000 per year, per patient.
  • Specially trained Palliative Care Volunteers to support residents in aged care facilities.
  • A free biography service that documents the client and their families’ memories, photographs, and stories.
  • End-of-life planning and bereavement counselling services.

The funds to support these initiatives are raised through the turnover generated in our bespoke ‘Timeless Fashion & Furniture’ retails store on Bong Bong Street, Bowral and through monetary donations, sponsorships and bequests.

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