Hopewell Hospice began in 1994 when it opened on Hope Island. In 2005, the new Hopewell Hospice opened at 11 Dunkirk Close Arundel as part of the Hopewell Centre incorporating Paradise Kids.
Hopewell Hospice is a charitable, non-denominational, dedicated palliative care facility servicing the Gold Coast and surrounding regions. 'Hospice’ is linked in meaning to ‘hospitality’, and Hopewell Hospice is for people with life-limiting illnesses who require permanent accommodation at the end stage of life or shorter-term respite care.
With eight beds in a home-like environment, the hospice provides holistic palliative and respite care, 24-hour on-site nursing, ancillary services and follow-up bereavement services.
Although the health system aims to encourage those with terminal illnesses to return home, this assumes that family or other carers are available and able to provide the level of assistance needed. Caring for a dying family member is a difficult task - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There is also a lot of uncertainty, and deciding on what is the ‘best’ thing to do can cause frustration, guilt, worry and fear.
The Gold Coast has long been an attractive location for retirees to spend their golden years on our golden sands. Many consequently do not have the necessary support to stay at home and, in effect, are made homeless by their illness.
This is where Hopewell Hospice steps in to help, providing a home-style alternative to hospitalisation, and freeing carers from the onerous task of nursing their loved one, enabling them to spend quality time without the burden of physical duties. Families of hospice residents are welcome at the hospice at any hour of the day or night, as are their friends and pets, and everyone is encouraged to become part of the Hopewell family.
People ranging from 17 to 97 years of age have benefited from the hospitality provided by Hopewell. If you would like more information for yourself, a patient, or a family member please click here to contact us or phone Hopewell Hospice on (07)5625 1900. The current Hopewell Hospice brochure can be downloaded from the links below.