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 ....

UniSc Research Paper

Little Haven UniSc Research Paper

UniSc Research Paper

The University of Sunshine Coasts year long evaluation of Little Haven Community Based Palliative Care Model was completed in 2023 and has now been published in full on our site. Also available as a PDF download if you wish to save it and read it offline.

Advocacy Timeline

Advocacy Timeline

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.

In addition to lobbying for equitable Government funding Little Haven is committed to advocating for the benefits of our model of care for all Qld'ers

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Upcoming Fundraisers

Please save the dates for these two Annual Little Haven Fundraising Events.
The Monster Book Sale June 15th - 16th and
Little Haven's Gratitude Walk & Fun Run Sunday July 14th,

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
Mary “Lou” Beresford   1937 – 2024

Mary “Lou” Beresford 1937 – 2024

It is with sadness we announce Lou’s passing on March 29th, 2024. In recognition of Lou’s contribution to Little Haven as our first community nurse, we invite all members of Little Haven to attend her funeral service to be held at the Gympie Crematorium tomorrow – Wednesday April 10th at 10am. Some years ago Lou

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Welcome to Kelly’s Blog.

Welcome to Kelly’s Blog.

March 2024 marks 10 years since Little Haven Palliative Care and Cancer Support took a chance on me and I began a career in Palliative Care. I knew within months that I had found my nursing niche.

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The Little Haven Market Place – 68A Crescent Rd, Gympie

The Little Haven Market Place – 68A Crescent Rd, Gympie

Our 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, to regular POP Up Shops and Monthly Garage Sales to this wonderful new venture. The Market Place has in stock everything from the Little Haven Shed

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Community Based Palliative Care

Community Based Palliative Care

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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Humankindness

Humankindness

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

Art Therapy at Little Haven

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

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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Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

Support Little Haven by a regular contribution

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’s

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Honouring Community Service: Lions Club of Gympie South’s 43rd Changeover Dinner

Honouring Community Service: Lions Club of Gympie South’s 43rd Changeover Dinner

On Saturday evening the 3rd of June, Little Haven’s CEO Sue Manton attended the 43rd Changeover Dinner of the Lions Club of Gympie South. The event was held at the Gympie South Bowls Club, with lovely dinner prepared and served by the dedicated ladies from the Bowls Club.

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