OUR DIRECTORS & STAFF
Sue White – Chair
Board Member since 2005
David McCusker – Treasurer
Board Member since 2013
Dr Nic Brayshaw – Director
Board Member since 2012
Amanda Hough – Director
Board Member since 2019
Jill Fletcher – Director
Board Member since 2014
Dr Ian Grant – Director
Board Member Since 2016
Gordon Spargo – Director
Board Member Since 2017
Company Secretary – Public Officer. Administration
Hospice Foundation Geelong is continuing the work commenced by Geelong Hospice Care Association in March 1982. As a result of changes in the allocation of Government funding in the late 1990s direct care of patients was taken over progressively by Barwon Health. The extensive knowledge and experience of Hospice Staff was shared with community nurses who came to be major providers of palliative care.
The Foundation aims to continue the vision of the founders with the emphasis on supportive in-home care through funding and growing the capacity of Palliative Care service providers in the greater Geelong area.
Palliative Care Packages The Foundation aims to meet the complex nursing and personal needs of palliative care patients, families and carers. Care in the home or home-like setting where possible is the focus of this program.
Palliative Respite Funding To expand the capacity to provide support in the home including the provision of respite for family carers. This is achieved by funding additional home or in-patient hospice services for palliative care patients.
Palliative Care Scholarships Palliative Care Scholarships are available for health care professionals to upgrade their qualifications. Many palliative care workers in a number of agencies in the Geelong area have benefitted from these scholarships.
Palliative Care Initiative Grants The Foundation offers grants to service providers wanting to initiate innovative quality programs which will enhance the comfort and care of palliative care patients and carers in the community.
Palliative Care Volunteer Support Funding is available to assist the work of volunteers with their travel and training.
Palliative Care Equipment Grants Funding is available to assist in a patient’s home and extra in-patient care.