Palliative Care

Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven Bereavement Support Groups

Little Haven holds regular informal bereavement support group meeting at our centre that are open to anyone who has experienced loss and grief. Participants may attend whenever they wish free of charge. Coping with loss is discussed in a supportive and confidential environment, facilitated by experienced bereavement support staff Sally and Lisa. Topics shared may include dealing with

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The Peaceful Garden

The Peaceful Garden

The Peaceful Garden – A Bereavement Support Project With our ‘earth mother’ Sally taking over the bereavement support reins in 2014 it was suggested she might like to consider a bereavement garden project for everyone to enjoy. In the blink of an eye with the support of Leuwin and Qld Health giving us the green light, Sally

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Reflection on acceptance of death

Reflection on acceptance of death

“How would we live our lives if we were fully aware that we are mortal. What if we realised that we were going to die sooner than we think. What if we accepted it ….” In this wonderful 5 min video from ehospice  Dr. Alejandro Jadad speaks about Acceptance http://vimeo.com/58946248

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National Palliative Care Week 2011 22 – 28 May

National Palliative Care Week 2011 22 – 28 May

We live in a society that doesn’t like to talk about dying, let alone plan for the care it would like to receive at the end of life, and we know that one of the greatest barriers to receiving quality care at the end of life is a lack of knowledge and preparation. We are

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Little Haven Memorial Service 2pm July 24th

Little Haven Memorial Service 2pm July 24th

The annual Little Haven Memorial Service provides a chance to reflect on the memory of loved ones and for us to pay tribute to the 140 patients we have cared for and lost over the past year. All family, friends and relatives are invited to join the Little Haven staff and volunteers at this peaceful,

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What you should know about Palliative Care

What you should know about Palliative Care

It is quite natural to be afraid about palliative care. It conjures up images of a death sentence and the use of morphine to make patients stuporosed until they die. Palliative care deals with death and is therefore always stuck with this myth and misunderstanding about what it is. Palliative care is not just about

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Christmas Message 2010

Christmas Message 2010

The Little Haven staff and committee thank the Gympie community for your fantastic support throughout 2010 including our 100+  wonderful volunteers. Together we are making a real difference to those in our area during their darkest hours by providing compassionate care and living support. Your generosity has ensured this care has been available to 121

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Little Haven AGM – Celebrating 30 years of Care

Little Haven AGM – Celebrating 30 years of Care

This community is unique in it’s consistent and growing support & knowledge of palliative care.  Phyl Littles visionary views on appropriate end of life care were seeded in this community 30 years ago with the commencement of Cancer Care & Counsel.  Articles Phyl  wrote in the Gympie Times 3 decades ago reflect current thinking on

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