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For caregivers like Casey, it can be an honour and privilege to walk alongside patients with life-limiting illness and their families, and to be welcomed into their life at such a pivotal time.

Palliative caregiver and patient

“As a caregiver at St John of God Health Care, I am lucky enough to be able to provide compassion, kindness and respect to our patients and their loved ones,” says Casey.

“I love that we are able to look after the person as a whole, encompassing the patients’ physical, psychosocial & spiritual needs, as well as caring for their family as a unit. It is rewarding to know that we can make a big difference to someone’s wellbeing.”

Hospital resources can cover essential clinical and psychological needs of palliative patients and their families, but we can always do more to help bring them comfort and connection in their time of need.

Over the past financial year, our generous community of donors have shown an outstanding level of support for patients in palliative care and their families.

Our goal is to maximise palliative care wellbeing and comfort to the best of our ability, creating a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere.

Caregivers who have been privileged to support patients and loved ones on their palliative care journey have rallied behind our fundraising efforts, putting forward a range of ideas to benefit both current and future patients. Specialised chairs to allow patients to spend the maximum amount of time out of bed with their families and friends, multifunction digital radios and speakers for patients and their loved ones to share in their favourite music together, and rolling out a ‘Dream a Little Dream’ program for granting final wishes are just some of the beautiful initiatives donors like you can help to make possible.

To donate or find out more, contact us on 1800 281 288 or read more about palliative care.



Your kindness could change a life.