I support Sunshine Hospice in its vision to build a peaceful sanctuary in Buderim.

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We seek your help! The Sunshine Hospice charity has lodged a Development Application with Sunshine Coast Council to build a 6-bed hospice in Buderim and very soon, our local Councillors will be voting on this application. We need to ensure our voice is heard and that Council understand that the Sunshine Coast community wants our hospice to be built. This application MUST be approved.

We have until Wednesday 18 September 2019 for submissions to be sent to Council. 

See below for the petition letter that will be sent.

I am in support of the proposed Sunshine Hospice development at 7-15 Illuka Street, Buderim Queensland 4556, because:

1. 70% of Australians say they would prefer to die at home. The reality is only 14% of people are able to do so. This means most people will die in an acute hospital or aged care facility. Hospices provide 24/7 professional nursing care at end-of-life in a home-like environment.

2. Hospice care is free of charge.

3. There are not enough hospice beds on the Sunshine Coast to meet current demand, which is growing with our ageing population. 80% of Australians who die are 65+.

4. Sunshine Hospice will benefit the Sunshine Coast community by offering compassionate, end of life care for those who are palliative or in their last days of life.

 5. It will offer respite and comfort to carers who are generally stressed and exhausted, emotionally and mentally drained by having to care for a terminally ill loved one.

6. The onsite family accommodation will allow loved ones to stay close and connected during a difficult time.

7. Sunshine Hospice will also care for terminally ill children and provide support for their families.

8. Sunshine Hospice is not a hospital, but rather a peaceful home away from home. It will be a quiet place: architecturally designed and surrounded by natural bushland, wildlife including kangaroos and landscaped areas, providing a serene ambience.