Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Toowoomba Hospice ?
The Toowoomba Hospice is a purpose-built private healthcare facility, which provides specialist healthcare for individuals and families experiencing a terminal illness. Palliative care addresses the holistic needs of mind, body and soul, in an environment that provides dignity and support.
How is the Toowoomba Hospice Funded ?
The Hospice is a not-for-profit community organisation providing palliative care services on a non-fee basis. We rely on recurrent State funding and generous community support to operate the Hospice.
What does the Toowoomba Hospice offer ?
The Hospice is a large, six bedroom facility with a welcoming and home-like atmosphere. Clients spend quality time with family and friends, whilst continuing to receive expert medical care. The Hospice routine is flexible and designed to meet the needs of individual clients.
Is the Toowoomba Hospice just for the elderly ?
No, the Toowoomba Hospice is for any adult who needs palliative care.
When can the family visit ?
Family may visit at times of their own choice come and go as it suits them and , when necessary, can also stay overnight. They are encouraged to be part of the care routine, if they wish. Family pets are welcome to visit.
How long can I stay ?
A client's length of stay is dependent on their needs. Clients are welcome for short - medium term respite care and symptom management
Who works at the Toowoomba Hospice ?
The Hospice is staffed 24/7 by registered nurses and personal care assistants trained in palliative care. An enthusiastic and trained team of volunteers support all staff in the smooth running of the Hospice and can be found participating in administration, clinical, kitchen, gardening and fundraising activities -to name a few - as well as a Support Team offering holistic support for clients and families.
How do I arrange admission ?
Discuss your care needs with your medical practitioner or community nurse. Contact the Director of Nursing who will assist you further and liaise with your current health providers as necessary.
Who owns and operates the Toowoomba Hospice ?
The Toowoomba Hospice is an independent, nondenominational community facility. It is owned by the people of Toowoomba and surrounding districts and is operated and managed by a voluntary Management Committee, in accordance with the standards for Palliative Care Provision (Palliative Care Australia).
Are donations tax deductible ?
Yes. Donations of $2 or more to the Toowoomba Hospice Association Incorporated are tax deductible. If you require more information about making a donation please contact the Promotions and Fundraising Manager.