Quality Care Programs
Hospice Foundation Geelong recognises that the needs of palliative care patients are not only clinical but are multidimensional and are individual to every person.
Each year the foundation proudly supports service providers to initiate innovative quality programs that enhance the comfort and care of palliative care patients and carers in the community.
Peace of Mind Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support, courage and community to brain cancer patients, carers, family and loved ones. Hospice Foundation Geelong has provided funding to POMF to employ a brain cancer support worker who has supported individuals and carers to navigate the healthcare system and provide guidance from the point of diagnosis to end of life.
The foundation has provided funding to Shannon’s Bridge to help them provide their Shannon’s Packs – a “Just in Case” or emergency pack that aims to reduce emergency hospital admissions and bridges the gap between the patient’s needs and what is available in the patient’s preferred place of care. The foundation also supports Shannon’s Bridge to deliver the Upskilling and Equipment Communities Project.
Funding from the foundation has allowed Barwon Health to employ a project officer to engage with LGBTIQ+ and marginalised communities and examine the gaps and barriers that exist in end-of-life care practices.
The Sanctuary Counselling Centre is a non-profit organisation that is a place of hope, support and healing for individuals and their families experiencing life-challenging illness or bereavement. Hospice Foundation Geelong funding allows the centre to deliver counselling sessions to clients that help them manage grief, depression and anxiety.