The Peaceful Garden

The Peaceful Garden - A Bereavement Support Project With our 'earth mother' Sally taking over the bereavement support reins in 2014 it was suggested she might like to consider a bereavement garden project for everyone to enjoy. In the blink of an ...

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Little Haven Gratitude Walk and Fun Run

Little Haven Gratitude Walk and Fun Run

Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk and Fun Run is on Sunday 17th July, 2016. MARK THAT DATE! We experience blessings in tragedy as well as joy. In this spirit, we invite you to join us on our “gratitude walk” honouring our patients and families and offering thanks to a community that supports caring for

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Little Haven MONSTER Book Sale June 18th & 19th

Little Haven MONSTER Book Sale June 18th & 19th

Saturday 18th June  8 am – 3pm and Sunday 19th June 9am – 2pm The Senior Citizens Centre, Mellor Street Gympie BOOKS BOOKS and More Books at our Monster Book Sale Little Haven volunteers have been busily sorting through thousands of books generously donated by the local community for Gympie’s BIGGEST ANNUAL SECOND HAND BOOKSALE. The world of books

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Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven holds regular informal bereavement support group meeting at our centre that are open to anyone who has experienced loss and grief. Participants may attend whenever they wish free of charge. Coping with loss is discussed in a supportive and confidential environment, facilitated by experienced bereavement support staff Sally and Lisa. Topics shared may include dealing with

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Date Claimer- Springtime at Springhalls September 10th

Date Claimer- Springtime at Springhalls September 10th

Springtime At Springhalls 741 Shadbolt Road Cedar Pocket Saturday 10th September 2016 1.30 – 5.30pm A fun afternoon with delicious food, music, fashion, stalls, games on the lawn, raffles, gift bags, auctions and a most fashionable hat competition! Delicious High Tea style menu served to you Licensed Bar Relax and listen to the music of

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Little Haven’s 2015 Business Managers Report

Little Haven’s 2015 Business Managers Report

“A Tree stands strong not by its fruit or branches, but by the depth of its roots” Anthony Liccione Business Managers Report  2014/2015 As I sit trying to write this Report, having recently been told the devastating news my mum has an aggressive brain tumour I’m just a daughter terrified for what lies ahead for

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Value of Early Intervention of Palliative Care Services Being Recognised

Value of Early Intervention of Palliative Care Services Being Recognised

From the New England Journal of Medicine…… The demand for palliative care specialists is growing rapidly, since timely palliative care consultations have been shown to improve the quality of care, reduce overall costs, and sometimes even increase longevity. The field grew out of a hospice tradition in which palliative treatment was delivered only at the

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Reflection on acceptance of death

Reflection on acceptance of death

“How would we live our lives if we were fully aware that we are mortal. What if we realised that we were going to die sooner than we think. What if we accepted it ….” In this wonderful 5 min video from ehospice  Dr. Alejandro Jadad speaks about Acceptance http://vimeo.com/58946248

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Telling One’s Story Brings a Sense of Completion for The Dying

Telling One’s Story Brings a Sense of Completion for The Dying

Palliative Care Australia has just published a great article about Palliative Care Biography Services here . This is a wonderful article beautifully written by one of their Biography Volunteers. Little Haven  has also been offering this service to our patients for the past couple of years with some really heart warming responses to it.  Our volunteer Graeme Chisolm

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Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

 Little Haven has provided, free of charge, professional and compassionate in home hospice care and support to over 1800 families burdened by  illness, death or loss. Funding the ever growing demand for our services and the widening gap between government funding and actual cost requires a constant annual community fund raising effort. Currently Little Haven needs to

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