Pam has been battling terminal cancer for years and found solace and a renewed sense of peace within the walls of Hopewell Hospice.
In this deeply personal testimonial, Pam shares her heartfelt experiences, highlighting the remarkable care and support she has received from the staff and volunteers at Hopewell.
Hopewell Hospice is a charitable, dedicated palliative care facility servicing the Gold Coast and surrounding regions. Should you or your loved one decide to stay at Hopewell Hospice, we’ll respect your right to decide on your treatment and care. We welcome and respect all religious and spiritual beliefs. Any faith or no faith at all, you’re welcome here at Hopewell Hospice.
We understand how difficult it is to care for a dying family member. There’s so much uncertainty and it is a very physical and emotionally draining task. Our services can alleviate some of this strain, allowing carers to do what’s needed – spend quality time with their loved ones.
Counselling is offered to all our clients, as well as their family and loved ones. Our counsellors are well trained in all grief and loss issues. We offer individual sessions (either face-to-face or over the phone) or in a group support setting. If there are difficulties surrounding the relationship and a person has died, you may need additional support which is available through The Hopewell Centre.
It’s important to note, even after your loved one has died, we’ll continue to support you with our services. Our active bereavement support is available to all.
Receiving palliative care at home means that our patients are close to their belongings and memories, all while receiving the best care and support. Our program provides adults with holistic palliative care through the coordination of nursing, pastoral care and social support. Find out more here.
Hopewell Hospice is subsidised by the Queensland Government, meaning our services are readily accessible for all. We're a registered private hospital. If you have eligible private health insurance, we will bill your health fund directly for your stay.
You can read more about our fees at our informed financial consent policy here (opens PDF in a new window).
Referrals can be made directly to Hopewell Hospice – anyone can make them; you, your carer or family, your doctor, specialist or other health professionals.
For those wanting to receive holistic end of life care at Hopewell Hospice, please get in touch with us. We can then arrange an appointment for you to visit and answer any questions you may have.
The Hopewell Centre relies on the support from the wider community to continue the critical work that we do. There are many ways to support us, including:
Hopewell Hospice was founded by Deirdre Hanna and Rev. Dr Ian Mavor in 2005 providing a much-needed place of hospitality and compassionate care for people on the Gold Coast, at the end stage of life’s journey. Wesley Mission Queensland took on the service in 2018, with a shared vision and commitment of faith, care and support. Deidre and Ian’s legacy continues to live on through the Ian Mavor Foundation, producing resources for children and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
“My dearly loved Dad spent the last 2 months of his life at Hopewell... To say the staff are amazing is an understatement, everyone of them looked after him as if he was their own father.”