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Refurbished hospice to provide quality care to Peninsula region

Media Release


24 February 2017

Joint release with:

Chris Crewther

Federal Member for Dunkley

Rachel Bovenizer

Chief Executive Officer for Peninsula Home Hospice

  • Newly renovated hospice will increase palliative care services to the wider community.
  • The new facilities include dedicated space for innovative healthcare programs.
  • Delivered by a $500,000 investment from the Coalition Government.

The community of Mornington in Victoria will have better access to palliative care as the newly refurbished Peninsula Home Hospice reopened to the public today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the $1.2 million refurbishment of the Peninsula Home Hospice will ensure the best services are provided to patients and their families during what can be a very difficult time. 

“I am proud to invest in vital services in regional areas that improve access to quality palliative care,” Minister Nash said.

“The fit out of new offices, a multipurpose room, lift and disabled facilities and new heating and cooling systems all provide a better level of in‑home care for patients,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther said the much needed refurbishment will allow the hospice to run new innovative healthcare programs.

“The Hospice’s new programs for patients and the wider community will include education and wellness programs, and massage and therapeutic consultancies which will enhance their quality of life and allow for carer respite,” Mr Crewther said.

“I am thrilled that the Hospice is on track to deliver services that are on par with some of the world’s best palliative care service providers.”

Chief Executive Officer for Peninsula Home Hospice Rachel Bovenizer said it is heartening to see the value and importance the Australian Government places on facilities such as ours.

“What we do is worthwhile and meaningful and, with this funding support towards the new PHH building, we can continue to deliver this service both now and into the future,” Mrs Bovenizer said.

“It is imperative we give people the opportunity to live well until death. We need to talk about dying to become advocates for good palliative care and a comfortable death for all Australians.”

This project was funded by the Coalition Government providing $535,790 and Peninsula Home Hospice providing $678,792 towards the project.