FAQs

Does Sunshine Hospice have experience in delivering hospice care?

Sunshine Hospice Ltd operated the hospice in Doonan from 2010 until it was forced to close in December 2015. During that period, the hospice cared for 318 patients and their families. Over 260 patients spent their last days in the hospice.

What happens with the funds raised from Sunshine Hospice Op Shops?

Profits from the Sunshine Hospice op shops are accumulating in a building fund. This fund, along with future income, will allow Sunshine Hospice to acquire land and build the hospice.

When does Sunshine Hospice expect to re-open a hospice facility on the Sunshine Coast?

We are optimistic about acquiring land for a hospice in early 2019. Once this occurs, we expect the hospice to be operating inside two years.

Where might the hospice be located?

In light of our mission to provide a hospice for the whole of the Sunshine Coast, we would like it to be located centrally with good access for the community.

How will you ensure the Sunshine Hospice is financially sustainable long term?

Our own experience and awareness of the detailed operations of other hospices in South East Queensland demonstrate that an accredited and licensed hospice providing the highest quality of palliative care is sustainable. The future sustainability of the Sunshine Hospice will depend on its own fundraising, and access to government funding, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and private health funds.

How can I assist in this project?

As a charity committed to serving the Sunshine Coast, we rely on community members, groups and businesses to help us achieve our goal of building and operating a hospice. There are so many ways you can help us. The first step is to contact the Administration Office on 07 5479 0881.