The QT remains committed to Ipswich Hospice

YESTERDAY I joined more than 120 golfers for the annual Hospice Charity Golf Day at the Sandy Gallop Golf Club.

I was proud to see that this newspaper has been the major sponsor of this golf day now for 20 years.

We have many worthwhile charities in this town, but I believe few are more worthy than Ipswich Hospice Care.

Many know little about the hospice because they haven't had to knock on their door and ask for help.

My brother died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer and while he passed away on the NSW Mid Coast I saw firsthand how important a role a hospice plays in a community.

We had no where to turn in regards to giving him the care he needed during his final months.

Once you enter a hospice you don't ever come out, there are no miracles happening within their walls.

The role of a hospice is to provide a place where you can die with dignity, without pain and in a caring environment.

The Ipswich Hospice has been doing just that since it was officially opened by Bill Hayden in 1994.

Since then more than a thousand patients have been cared for in their final months.

The Queensland Times has a long list of charities that it has proudly supported over many years.

The local hospice rightly belongs on the top of this list.



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