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Double your impact on WMQ's Giving Day!

News

Join us on Thursday 2 June as we raise much needed funds for mental health, palliative care, disability and emergency relief.

May 19, 2022

Fundraising

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WMQ retirement offering grows as buyers seek space

News

WMQ is about to expand its retirement living offering with building work set to begin on Stage Two of Rosemount Retirement Village at Sinnamon Park.

May 3, 2022

Retirement

Elderly woman sitting on a park bench holding framed war memorabilia

For Morse code Mavis, war memories never fade

News

At 96 years of age, St Mark's resident Mavis Obst may have lost the touch for her Morse code training, but her memories haven’t faded.

Apr 24, 2022

Residential Aged Care

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International Women's Day 2022

News

Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and call for action on gender equality. Watch this message from people across WMQ on International Women's Day.

Mar 8, 2022

Wesley Mission Queensland

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Governor of Queensland announced as patron of Hummingbird House

News

Queensland’s only children’s hospice, Hummingbird House, has announced the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, as its new patron.

Feb 14, 2022

Palliative and Hospice Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

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Isolated but not alone – aged care workers step up for elders

News

As the pressures faced by the aged care sector continue to increase due to COVID-19 and sector issues, an underrecognised workforce has taken on even more responsibility to support residents who have been isolated from families.

Feb 8, 2022

Residential Aged Care

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Celebrating life's joys in lockdown

News

Sometimes it is the small gestures that mean the most, and WMQ frontline workers have demonstrated this as they care for residents who have been in lockdown due to COVID-19.

Feb 7, 2022

Residential Aged Care

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Christmas wrap up raises much needed funds

News

Christmas may seem a distant memory but we are still celebrating the efforts of our volunteer Christmas wrappers who raised more than $32,600 for our Emergency Relief Hub.

Feb 1, 2022

Crisis relief, Fundraising

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ORCA hits a sweet spot with Nodo donuts

News

In celebration of International Day for People with Disabilities, we caught up with Kate, founder of Brisbane's best gluten-free donuts Nodo, about her business's participation in the ORCA Work Experience Project.

Dec 15, 2021

Disability

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Congratulations YHES House

News

Congratulations to the YHES House (Youth, Health and Education Service) team for winning the Meritorious Award at the City of Gold Coast Safer Community Award in the not-for-profit category for the amazing work they do.

Nov 24, 2021

Youth and parenting

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It pays to be green

News

Parkview resident Barry Norton’s passion for the environment has been contagious – and brought in thousands of dollars for his home in the process.

Nov 2, 2021

Residential Aged Care

Festive food bags bring a brighter Christmas

News

WMQ has launched its annual Red Bag Appeal to deliver a some much-needed festive cheer to families doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 1, 2021

Crisis relief

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Coles Hummingbird House appeal raises $1 million

News

This year's Coles Hummingbird House appeal raised more than $1 million to support babies, children and young people living with a life-limiting condition.

Oct 27, 2021

Fundraising, Palliative and Hospice Care

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Spread Christmas cheer with Stellar Arts this year

News

Participants from Stellar Arts have created a beautiful range of Christmas cards that are now available to purchase with all profits going to the artists.

Oct 14, 2021

Creative Arts

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Happy birthday Hummingbird House

News

Hummingbird House has celebrated five years since it opened its doors to Queensland families. A huge milestone for an organisation that began as one couple’s dream, and has since grown to support hundreds of families across the state.

Oct 7, 2021

Palliative and Hospice Care

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Wesley Mission Queensland wins two Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

News

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) has taken top honours in two categories of Worksafe Queensland’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2021.

Oct 5, 2021

Wesley Mission Queensland

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Taking steps to better mental health

News

A new campaign focused on supporting and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing was launched this week.

Oct 5, 2021

Mental Health

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Gold Coast mayor visits Wesley Kids

News

Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate visited Wesley Kids last week to learn more about the important work the service is doing on the Gold Coast.

Aug 22, 2021

Mental Health

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Covid vaccine blitz for Wesley Mission Queensland staff

News

Wesley Mission Queensland is providing gift vouchers to thank frontline staff who receive their COVID-19 vaccine, as well as on-site vaccination hubs to ensure all clients and staff are protected from the impacts of coronavirus.

Jun 28, 2021

Disability, Residential Aged Care, Wesley Mission Queensland

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New specialist disability accommodation development on Sunshine Coast

Media release

A new residential development offering specialist disability accommodation has opened on the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore. The building, WesleyCare Maroochydore, will support nine people under the age of 65 living with a disability.

Mar 26, 2021

Disability