Our Model of Care

Our Model of Care

Little Haven’s nurses are on call 24/7 providing compassionate community based palliative care and living support to achieve the best quality of life for the person with a life-limiting illness and their family and carers.

Advocacy Timeline

Advocacy Timeline

View full timeline from October 2016 to current of our advocacy for recognition and equitable funding from State anf Federal Governments for Gympie's long running and successful Community Based Palliative Care model.

Community Snapshots

Little Haven Pop Up Shop June 27th to July 15th

Shout Out to Gympie Auto Glass

Recently one of the Little Haven nursing vehicles had the windscreen broken from a flying stone on the Bruce Highway. We booked the car in for repair with Gympie Autoglass and the next day not only was the service prompt and professional but when we went to ...

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Springtime at Springhalls

This year Springtime at Springhalls takes on an Italian ambiance with Opera by Vavachi, a decadent Italian high tea, Aperol Spritzes, Bocce on the lawn, Market stalls, buonino box with treats from local businesses, auctions and an elegante hat competition!

Welcome to Little Haven Palliative Care

Little Haven Palliative Care is one of Queensland's leading providers of community based palliative care nursing services for patients with a terminal illness. Little Haven is a not for profit organisation, providing compassionate and professional palliative care and cancer support to people with an incurable illness and their loved ones in the Gympie and surrounding area. Partially funded by QHealth we rely on donations and the generosity of our community to support us in providing a comprehensive range of Palliative Care services and 24/7 support to to all who needs them -  without fee to the patient.

News and Information
Humankindness

Humankindness

Feb 21, 2018

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. Standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. So it was this week when the QAS was tasked with the responsibility of transporting our palliative patient from their home of 40 years

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I feel like I also have a terminal illness – it’s called grief

I feel like I also have a terminal illness – it’s called grief

Nov 22, 2017

My name is Leesa Sheridan and I said goodbye to my beautiful husband Steve, in September last year. He was 49 years old. Steve was diagnosed with Melanoma in June 2015, then after surgery we hoped we were clear forever, but a year to the date it came back with avengance, it had spread to

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Meet our Nurses

Meet our Nurses

Oct 25, 2017

Yesterday it was so lovely to see Kelly (our energizer bunny) with our newest member of staff Gary, heading out the door to begin their patient visits, both looking so bright and colourful.  I had to take a picture to share with you all. What a pleasure to have Gary join our team, having experienced

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Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

May 18, 2017

Gympie has a model of palliative care that ticks all the boxes – early access to palliative care, true 24/7 access to professional nursing care and support, a model that values the pivotal role our local Doctors play in the initial diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of their patients with a  terminal illness and access

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Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

Jul 3, 2013

Little Haven has provided professional and compassionate in home hospice care and support to over 2000 families burdened by illness, death, grief or loss. With no fee for service, funding the ever growing demand for our support and the widening gap between government funding and cost of service delivery requires a constant annual community fund raising effort. Currently

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Community Based Palliative Care

Community Based Palliative Care

Nov 28, 2016

Community Based Palliative Care – Little Haven a working model. I am incredibly nervous about addressing a group of health care professionals with better credentials in palliative care than I, and nervous that my emotions will overcome me. Because currently my mum’s glioblastoma multiforma, diagnosed 14 months ago, is catching up with her and my

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