Welcome to Wedgetail Retreat
Wedgetail Retreat is NSW’s only adults’ community hospice. It is part of award-winning not-for-profit Tweed Palliative Support and provides professional respite and hospice nursing care 24/7 to people with a life-limiting illness. Trained volunteer palliative carers also provide support to clients, their families and friends. Clients who can, make donations to the hospice, but many aren’t able to. The hospice cares for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community free of charge.
Located just outside Murwillumbah, our centre welcomes clients from all over the Northern Rivers region of NSW and beyond. The modern hospice offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for clients and their families and complements the palliative care services provided by the relevant area health teams. The hospice is a tranquil alternative to a busy hospital or aged-care facility for end-of-life care. This ‘special place’ has a dedicated chef, inspirational garden and valley views, wrap-around timber verandas and is a comfortable space to call ‘home’.
Not government funded – Please HELP us fundraise or donate!
We do not receive any funds from the NSW Health palliative care budget. Out of their $86 million dollar budget, $500,000 is what we need annually to provide palliative care nurses to the disadvantaged and other palliative clients in our community. Our hospice takes the burden off the health system, is important for high need palliative clients and for those who do not have a full-time carer at home. The hospice continues to rely totally on community and business support.
Can you help us fundraise? Any sporting or community event, Trivia Night, morning tea or BBQ can help to raise vital funds for our charity. If you are able to fundraise or to provide a business partnership, please contact our office. Donations, including Regular giving (e.g. $10/month), are also accepted online. The TPS Hospice Shop in Queen St, Murwillumbah thanks you for your support, too!
President, Meredith Dennis – Australian of the Year Awards 2017
Finalist NSW Local Hero.
Congratulations to the TPS and Wedgetail Retreat President, Meredith Dennis, on her outstanding achievement. Meredith was presented with her AOTY 2017 – Local Hero Finalist award by the NSW Premier, in recognition of her eighteen-year dedication to the organisation and the Northern Rivers community.
$500,000 Hospice Appeal
- Registered Nurses
- Volunteer Handyman
- Volunteer Op Shop pick-ups
Thank you for supporting others when they need it most.