OUR STORY

Albany Community Hospice is a not for profit organisation that is licensed as a private hospital to deliver inpatient palliative care. It is accredited by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards to meet the National Safety Quality Health Service Standards. ACH has been serving the community of Albany and the surrounding region for 25 years. It is a much loved and cherished part of the community and this is reflected in the level of community fundraising and donations as well as the valuable and significant volunteer hours donated.

Albany Community Hospice is a 4 bed inpatient palliative care service located in Albany and it is an integral part of the provision of palliative care in the region. It was attached to the former Albany Regional Hospital which has been recently demolished and rebuilt. Royalties for Regions have provided 4.7 million dollars to ACH to build a new 8 bed hospice that was completed in December 2015 and will be commissioned in April 2016.

Hospice is defined as a home-like setting for individuals who have end-stage illnesses that require holistic care, including regular assessment of symptoms and changes in treatment and care plans, and who are unable or do not wish to remain at home to die. The evidence supports that hospice care is safe, high quality, patient-centred, and cost effective.

MISSION

To provide warm and expert palliative care in a home-like environment to all in the Great Southern with serious, incurable illnesses. We will do this by supporting patients, their families and friends including assistance in the care of those needing palliative care who chose to remain at home.

VISION

Providing and promoting quality care for individuals, families, friends and carers to enhance the quality of life for those living with life limiting illness.

VALUES

   -  Patients receive high quality care that is determined in partnership with them, their families and carers, hospice staff and General Practitioner.
   -  Respect for dignity at all times for each patient and their family and carers.
   -  Openness, integrity, honesty and justice are undertaken in all aspects of the Albany Community Hospice operations.

MEMBERSHIP

Please click on this link for our application form for Membership of Albany Hospice Inc.

 

JANUARY 2017

  

FEBRUARY 2017

MARCH 2017

APRIL 2017

  • 1st Hospice Open Day

    10am - 2pm at the Hospice

  • 1st Rock on the River

    5pm - 12pm King River Tavern

MAY 2017

  • 26th Training

    Best Practice Management of Delirium in Palliative Care
    1-5pm in the Hospice Training Room. Read more..



  • 21-28th
    Palliative Care Week

JUNE 2017

  • 4th Fundraiser

    at Albany Classic Motor Event
    Station 6, Earl & Aberdeen Street entrance

JULY 2017

AUGUST 2017

  • 8th Dying 2 Know Day

     

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • 1st Street Appeal

    Albany CBD

OCTOBER 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 2017

  • 1st International Volunteer Day