Hospice Herald - April 2018The Butterfly Bulletin has had a makeover and has been reborn as the Hospice Herald. It is the go-to place for all Hospice news, events and information.
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Firstly, a belated farewell to retiring Board members Dr Jeff Tompkins & Dr Kevin Fontana. Both contributed significantly to Hospice, with Kevin being our MAC Representative & Jeff providing regular support to Butterflys OP Shop as volunteer liaison. Jeff was also a Board member during the fundraising and construction of the new Hospice.
Three new board members, Georgina Folvig, Paul Nielsen and Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan were appointed at the 2017 AGM and their input is already greatly valued.
The Board engaged Christine Grogan Project Management Services to facilitate our Flourishing Together 2021 Strategic Plan. Thank you to all staff, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders who completed the pre-planning survey. The information and ideas submitted were really helpful in preparing for the future.
Congratulations to Dr Kirsten Auret, palliative care specialist, whom we are so fortunate to have as the Chair of our MAC, for her recent WA Country Doctors Medical Leadership award
The new Hospice celebrates it's 2nd birthday in April.
The new Hospice enables us to focus on the well-being of our guests and their family. It is a home-like environment with large individual rooms and a family room that has a kitchen and dining facilities. The Hospice uses natural light, soothing colours, artwork and easy access to beautiful gardens to enhance the experience of guests and their loved ones.
Over the past two years we have settled well into our new home and we are now operating at full capacity of eight beds.
The new Hospice has a fully functional commercial kitchen and our focus has been to provide appetising and nutritious meals for our guests and families which are coordinated by Food for Thought Catering and lovingly prepared by our kitchen volunteers.
Our new Hospice has allowed us to grow into a centre of excellence in palliative care and we look forward to being able to continue to provide and enhance this service for the Great Southern Region.
The Hospice website has recently undergone a design refresh and now has a great new look and features useful links, information and news.
The Hospice would like to thank all those involved in the development and updating of the previous website and look forward to working with our new website team at Pre-emptive Strike.
The website provides information and resources for health professionals, guests and families and the community. Information about our upcoming fundraising events can be found on the website along with details of our local supporters, Hospice Associates and Friends of Hospice.
Please take a moment to visit our website for all your latest Hospice news, events and info.
|Orientation and Training Sessions for Health Professionals|
Are you recently credentialed with the Hospice or are you already credentialed but would like to know more about the Hospice operations? Then this is the orientation evening for you!
Every six weeks from 5.30-6.00pm, the Hospice Manager will be conducting an orientation session which will include a tour of the Hospice, an introduction to the Hospice's electronic patient records system PalCare, and a guide to the processes and practices at the Hospice.
We encourage all newly credentialed doctors to attend and invite any current credentialed doctors who would like a refresher to also attend.
After the orientation session we will be holding a half-hour information/training session on topics related to palliative care and invite all interested health professionals to attend.
Dates and details of the information sessions can be found on the Health Professionals Page of our website.
|Would you like to become a 2018 Hospice Associate?|
Are you a business or organisation that would like to be an official supporter of the Hospice? Then here's your opportunity to become a Hospice Associate for the small amount of $250 per year.
Your kind donation will enable the Hospice to continue to provide the community with the best possible palliative care services and in return you will be recognised as an official Hospice Supporter
which includes a Hospice Support sticker which can be displayed wherever you wish.
Your business or organisation, including your logo if provided, will be listed on our website, Facebook page and in the Annual Report as a Supporter of Hospice.
The Hospice will also provide you with our electronic logo which can be used on your website, in print or however you wish as long as it is in line with the agreed conditions of use.
For more details on how to apply to become a Hospice Associate please go to our website or contact Jeanann Barbour, Chair Fundraising Committee on 0458 506 121.