Our Stories

The Sunshine Hospice community is made up of a wide array of people, from Board Members, shop volunteers, fundraisers and community supporters.

Each and every person has a story to tell of how they came to be involved with Sunshine Hospice and why they support this community project. Read their stories below.

Rob's Story

Rob Evans and his wife Margaret are long time supporters of the need for local, inpatient hospice care on the Sunshine Coast. They have always played active roles in the community including volunteering. Rob ran his own air conditioning company until recently and provided his services to the charity at mates’ rates.

“There are many worthwhile organisations which we could have chosen to support, but my wife’s a nurse and we had lost some family members so the idea of helping a charity that will help people die with dignity ticked a box for us in so many ways.”

Dr Lainie's Story

Dr Lainie is a GP in Gympie and relies on the Sunshine Coast District Health Service for her patients’ health care needs. She is aware of a concerning gap in available care for her palliative patients.

“The Queensland health based Palliative care team is fantastic and provides a great service for the northern end of the coast, however they are very limited in the service they can provide. At present, the only option for palliative patients and their families is to be supported at home or in hospital. For a large proportion of patients, both home or in hospital are unacceptable options. And for these people, there is simply nowhere to go.”