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Central Coast Palliative Care Volunteer Foundation

The Central Coast Palliative Care Volunteer Foundation is a not-for-profit charity organisation founded in 1988.

The Foundation operates a volunteer service to support patients with a non curable illness who are under the care of the Central Coast Palliative Care Service on the Central Coast. Volunteers are carefully selected, trained and supported to provide a safe, effective and professional service. We currently have between 30 and 40 active volunteers.

The Foundation works in close collaboration yet is independent of the Central Coast Local Health District and local General Practitioners

Services are provided in people’s homes, in hospital and at the foundation’s three dedicated Centres at Wyongah, Woy Woy and Long Jetty. Services include social and respite visits, transportation, assistance in shopping, therapeutic massage, meditation and relaxation, narrative therapy and day centre activities. These services are for the benefit of clients, their families and carers.

Palliative Care Central CoastI think that we often gain more than we give in voluntary work. Seeing how volunteers can help people at one of the most difficult times of the lives – at the end of their life – is for me a privilege and a reason to be part of the Palliative Care Volunteer Foundation.

The Foundation also provides a Bereavement Service and organises an annual St Lukes Day service which is open to the community.

The Foundation advocates for the Central Coast community on matters of End of Life Care and when able, provides funds for community and Health professional training.

The Foundation is managed by a Board which is made up of prominent community members who serve on a voluntary basis.

The Foundation’s services are provided free of charge and are funded by public donation.

Please contact us for further information and enquiries.