The Forrest Centre has a long history of attending to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of people in their final years, ensuring quality of life for all those in our care.
The goal of our Palliative Care team is to help you or your loved one achieve dignity and comfort as you come towards the end of your life. Our care is coordinated with other services and focuses on the whole person.
We currently offer Palliative Care at both our residential aged care facilities, Mary Potter Nursing Home and Loreto Home of Compassion, and we are building a dedicated Palliative Care facility – The Forrest Centre Hospice – in Lewisham Avenue, Wagga Wagga.
Complementing other regional palliative care services, this $4 million facility will provide respite and long-term end-of-life-care, with accommodation for 10 residents, spaces for families to gather and consulting rooms for doctors and other health professionals.
The Forrest Centre is part of the Palliative Care Alliance with Calvary Health Care Riverina, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, and Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Established in 2013, the Alliance exists to ensure people have access to seamless, well-coordinated and integrated services as they approach and reach the end of their life, regardless of financial circumstances.
One of the first of its kind in Australia, the Alliance is a powerful model for cooperation between service providers for improved care, where patients and their families can navigate smoothly between health care facilities.
The Forrest Centre Hospice is the final piece in the Alliance’s commitment to the Riverina community to establish the full spectrum of palliative care services, whether they be provided in a hospital, hospice or in the person's own home.
Giving to The Forrest Centre Hospice
The "Together We Care" fundraising committee has held a variety of events across our community for The Forrest Centre Hospice.
Marg Glasson was a vocal supporter of our fundraising efforts. Sadly, Marg passed away in August 2016 but made this video to show her support for the facility.