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WellCare Program High Tea

WellCare Program High Tea

Join us for a High Tea to support the Wellcare Program and

palliative care at Sunshine Hospital

Sunday 16 October 2016

Club Italia Sporting Club, 128 - 152 Furlong Road, St Albans VIC 3021

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Special guest performance by the Western Health Singers

 

What is the Wellcare Program?

 

The Wellcare Program is a holistic outpatient service providing additional care options for people in the West with palliative conditions. The service is situated near the Palliative Care Unit at Sunshine Hospital and aims to support clients through their illness, managing symptoms and promoting wellbeing, encouraging them to remain part of the community. Clients attend once or twice a week for a six hourly session with planned activities whilst providing a break for carers.

 

The Wellcare Program is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, counsellors and volunteers. Medical support is also available.  

 

The group sessions include:

  • cooking
  • gardening
  • creative activities
  • relaxation
  • arm-chair travel (this is for our clients who are unable to travel overseas. Our clients pick a country they would like to travel to and we help them experience this through food, music and entertainment.) 
  • great conversation and companionship

Oncology Massage Therapy is currently available through a six-month pilot project, evaluating the benefits of massage in Palliative Care.

 

A key component of the Wellcare Program is the 'Wellcare Wishes', to give those adults in the Western region who are nearing end-of-life, something to look forward to.

Those in the community with a life limiting illness are able to express a wish and these experiences are tailored to suit the client and their family, assisting in creating special memories.

 

For more information about the High Tea please contact:

The Western Health Foundation on 1300 079 599 or foundation@wh.org.au