Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Community Hospice in NSW

What is community hospice? How does it work in the UK, NZ and in QLD? What might the future look like for community hospice in NSW?

These questions were behind the planning of the PCNSW Community Hospice Forum in Kingscliff in July 2016. By Community Hospice we mean a small independent residential hospice service providing end of life support and generally also respite. They are run by not for profit organisations that face significant challenges in their bottom line but indirectly drive effective community awareness about end of life support through their need to fundraise.

You can find two background papers to the Community Hospice Forum here which were written in early 2016 by Alex Huntir from the Volunteer Support Services Programme at PCNSW (please click on the blue text to download).