Wedgetail Retreat – Northern Rivers Community Hospice – started with a dream. A deep desire to fulfil the community need for an inclusive, 24/7 specialised palliative care facility in the region.
Clients with a life-limiting illness and their families are welcomed into our modern ‘home-like’ environment. Friendly registered nursing staff and trained volunteer palliative carers offer a client-centred approach at NSW’s only adults’ community hospice.
The spacious rooms open out onto a wide verandah with bushland views. The volunteer chefs create nourishing meals, family gatherings are encouraged and much-loved pets are welcome.
Wedgetail Retreat is proudly part of award-winning not-for-profit Tweed Palliative Support (TPS). The vulnerable and disadvantaged are cared for free of charge. Clients and families that can, donate funds to assist with the daily operational costs of the hospice.
Not government funded by NSW Health – Thank you for your continued donations.
Despite our popular hospice taking the burden off the health system, especially for high need palliative clients and those who do not have a full-time carer at home, we are not government funded by NSW Health.
Each year, our combined hospice services support 500 palliative clients and this climbs to 1200 when our other client and family support services are included. We are also the only service providing free medical equipment (hospital beds, wheelchairs etc) on loan to palliative clients in their home.
We need to raise $500,000 every year to pay for nursing wages, hospice meals and medical equipment. We rely on the generosity of donations from the community and businesses to continue to care for people in need.
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!
Advance Health Care Plan Directive
This is a form that acts like a living will; if you are unable to speak for yourself for reasons of injury or deteriorated health, it allows you to document your directions for your future health care. Completing an Advance Care Plan helps your family, GP and other health practitioners to know what your wishes are about what medical treatments you want, or don’t want, if you are no longer able to articulate them. Click on the link below for more information and an example of an Advance Care Plan.
$500,000 Hospice Appeal
- Registered Nurses
- Volunteer Handyman
- Volunteer Op Shop pick-ups