Our Model of Care

Our Model of Care

Little Haven’s model of care values the early intervention of palliative care in improving both quality and quantity of life. Our nurses provide genuine 24/7 access to support. To ensure equity of access all services are provided without fee. Including Symptom Management, Social Support, Respite Volunteers, Equipment Loan, Bereavement Care, Complementary therapies ....

Advocacy Timeline

Advocacy Timeline

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

Little Haven is committed to advocating for the benefits of our model of care for all Qld'ers

Community Snapshots

Community Snapshots

A huge THANK YOU to the wonderful group of cheerful, giving ladies, collectively known as The Happy Wrappers. Coordinated by the ever generous Lola Cass, these ladies have given so much of their time throughout the years to raise over $120,000 for local community groups

Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

After the success of Glitz and Glamour, Little Haven again teams up with Hair Review for Puttin’ on the Glitz. Big Band Sound of the Royal Australian Artillery Band of the 1st Regiment. Tickets are just $70 pp. Or book a Private Booth!

Plenty of room for everyone but Only 5 Private Booths left!!!

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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Art Therapy at Little Haven

Jan 11, 2019

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, interpersonal

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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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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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