Our Model of Care

Our Model of Care

Little Haven’s nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week giving compassionate community based palliative nursing and living support to achieve the best quality of life for the person with a life-limiting illness and for their family and carers.

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

Little Haven offers a range of complementary therapies for patients, and patients' families & carers. Including bush flower essence, massage, relaxation, meditation, reiki, bowen, and art therapy.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Little Haven holds regular informal palliative care and bereavement support groups where clients can share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support.

Community Based Palliative Care


Thank you Jennifer and Bessie McClay for sharing your story. Families across the region are doing a beautiful job of looking after their loved ones during their end of life journey.
Little Haven's community based Palliative Care nursing service is there in the background currently supporting the needs and wishes of 78 patients and carers 24/7 to remain at home for as long as possible. Care in the right place at the right time.

Thank you 7 News Sunshine Coast for covering our story.

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
Interview with Annie Gaffney ABC Sunshine Coast Radio

Interview with Annie Gaffney ABC Sunshine Coast Radio

Thank you Annie Gaffney and ABC Sunshine Coast Radio for the opportunity in National Palliative Care Week to speak about Little Haven’s model of care and the frustrations this demonstrated model of care does not receive equitably funded. Nor does QHealth have any appetite  to adopt our model in other areas of Qld that do not have

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Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

Minister Dick – Our Service deserves better funding

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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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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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 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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Sue Turner – Much Loved Volunteer

Sue Turner – Much Loved Volunteer

“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.” It is with great sadness I pay tribute to our dear friend and volunteer Sue Turner  – Sue leaves

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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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