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 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."
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.
To donate to the Power Tynan Charitable Trust, or to nominate a charity to receive support from the Trust, visit http://www.powertynan.com.au/community/power-tynan-charitable-trust or contact our office on 07 4688 8400.