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.
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 myRead more
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 yearsRead more
Individuals with a palliative diagnosis frequently experience feelings of anxiety, depression, aloneness and physical pain as their conditions progress. For family members and carers, consequent bereavement can be a profound experience, associated with deep grief, anger, and depression. Art therapy has been found to respond to the unique needs of these individuals, promoting well-being, interpersonalRead more
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 toRead more
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 requires a constant annual community fund raising effort. We know there are many people who would love to support Little Haven’sRead more
Little Haven entered an exciting new era with the relocation of our Chapple Street Shed to new premises at 68a Crescent Road in May 2018. Our new Market Place is the culmination of years of hard work by our volunteers known as “the Marketeers” who have progressed across many years from the occasional street stall,Read more