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PO Box 5603, Maroochydore BC 4558

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admin@sunshinehospice.org.au

+61 7 5479 0881

Katie Rose Hospice

+61 7 5471 1793

Op Shops

Hospice Charity Shop Mapleton
+61 7 5478 6155

Hospice Charity Shop Tewantin
+61 7 5440 5919

Hospice Charity Shop Maroochydore
+61 7 5479 0881

Hospice Charity Shop Nambour
+61 7 5441 5007

Hospice Charity Shop Cooroy
+61 7 5442 6828

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Sunshine Hospice Update

The Sunshine Hospice in patient facility in Doonan has for some time been experiencing financial difficulties.

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Sunshine Hospice

Death is a part of life we often try to avoid talking about. That is, until it’s forced in front of us, like it is for the many people diagnosed with a terminal illness. Read article here...

Important Sunshine Hospice Status Update

I want to draw a little on the 'fact sheet' that has been available in our op shops to provide some transparency and accuracy concerning the current situation of the hospice and the charity generally.

The actions of some volunteers that led to the closure of the Tewantin and Cooroy shops are contrary to the task of reopening the hospice. Those volunteers, who are a small minority of our volunteer base, have formed a Katie Rose Cottage Committee. This committee has asked to meet with the Board on two occasions and twice our offer has been refused. It wants the hospice to return to the small scale, low cost, local model proposed by the founders. The Board believes this model is not sustainable. We need a wider vision here, one that encompasses the whole of the Sunshine Coast. Based on considerable evidence, the Board sees that, to provide the quality of care that patients need 24/7, care by paid registered nurses and support staff along with a large group of volunteers, a wider model is the only sustainable way for the hospice to operate and this has been the case since 2011. But, whichever model, there is still a gap between what we raise in funding and the cost of overall operations.

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The Sunshine Hospice Limited charity has been established to provide specialised nursing care to the terminally ill in our community.

Our Community Hospice is a former luxury Bed & Breakfast located in the hinterland community outside of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.  This charming property has been adapted and equipped to care for the dying. With lovely grounds, a pool and BBQ area, local birdlife in abundance it is a very peaceful environment.  Our Hospice is commonly called Katie Rose.

The care and support provided in our hospice is based on a philosophy of care which addresses people's physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues. The aim of hospice care is to attend to people's physical symptoms and pain and help them find comfort, peace and dignity at the end of life.

We specialise in personalised palliative care and an all encompassing approach, tailored for people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.  Additionally support and information/counselling is available for family and friends to assist with grief and bereavement.

  • Our Mission:

    To provide specialised hospice care in partnership with the community for people of all ages who are dying.
  • Our Vision

    To provide home-like hospice care for people who are dying and their family and friends. This holistic care is based on a team approach, best clinical practice and excellence through continuing research and education.

The Sunshine Hospice is honoured to have been selected for inclusion in the PANDORA Archive. PANDORA was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996 to enable the capture of and long-term access to Australian online publications.

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