Hallidays Shores Retirement Village artisan group supports palliative care group | Manning River Time

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Manning Valley Push 4 Palliative Care received a $1,700 donation from the Halliday Shores Retirement Village Craft Group. Funds raised are used to educate the community about the availability and awareness of palliative care services, to advocate for better resourcing of palliative care services in the Manning Valley, and to help patients and their families access resources and auxiliary palliative care services. RELATED: Palliative Care Advocacy Pays Off About MVP4P Manning Valley Push 4 Palliative was formed following requests made by the medical community – particularly hospital and community health nursing teams – to Judy Hollingworth. Judy’s commitment to palliative care stems from her experience caring for her terminally ill sister, who died in Canberra in 2013. She called a public meeting in Taree, inviting health practitioners, individuals, businesses and organizations. She handed out posters of Harrington at Old Bar, asking shops and venues to post them and tell their customers. The meeting, held in July 2015, brought together 110 people who voted overwhelmingly to form a community group to build awareness and resources for hospice palliative care in the area. (Source: MVP4P website) In March of this year, the appointment of a permanent palliative care specialist at Manning Base Hospital was announced.

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