Many terminally ill patients wish to spend their final stages of life in the company of family and friends, making the most of the time they have left. Being confined to a hospital bed can make this difficult, whereas a relaxed, more private environment allows quality time together.
To make this a possibility, the Stanthorpe Hospital Palliative Care Unit is working with the community to bring palliative care to people in their own homes.
To assist with this community initiative, the Power Tynan Charitable Trust recently presented Dr Dan Halliday and Jan Faulconbridge with a $1,500 cheque.
“For a small town like Stanthorpe, we are really lucky to have such fantastic facilities and staff available at the hospital” said Dr Halliday. “We are continuously working with the community to make it even bigger and brighter.”
The Power Tynan Charitable Trust has donated over $130,000 to regional charities since its inception in 2010, and is open to the firm's staff, clients and all members of the public to contribute funds.
Executive Director Gilda Brisotto said staff at the firm vote to determine which charities the Trust will support each quarter.
"Many of our staff have known someone who has been cared for in the Palliative Care Unit, and were very passionate about supporting this cause,” she said.