Government approves grant for hospice

The Member for Hinkley, Keith Pitt announced the Government’s decision to fund the constructions and initial running of the Hospice.

Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the funding caters for a purpose built facility and three years operational funding.

“The Fraser Coast is one of the fastest developing urban communities in Australia, seeing this type of service established within the Hervey Bay region demonstrates the Government is stepping in to meet that need,” Minister Hunt said.

“Not only will the hospice provide employment opportunities, partnerships with the local education sector will mean many allied health, nursing or personal carer students can do placements at the hospice.”

“I congratulate Fraser Coast Hospice Association for its work in identifying the value of this facility and Keith Pitt for his strong advocacy which secured this funding.”