Built on the foundations of community comradery and volunteerism – the loss of a daughter and the experience of a special kind of social caring –
the inception of Ipswich Hospice was driven through a vision and foresight that remain ever strong today. From the first idea to build a hospice for the community in the 1980’s, to its opening in 1995, the community of Ipswich and surrounds committed their time and efforts to see this community asset come to fruition.
The story of Ipswich Hospice is built on the belief that every person and their family have the right to choose how they die, and to enjoy their life to
the full, right through until their final breath. Our compassionate and caring staff know how important this is, and are committed to this driving principle to this very day.
At Hospice, we create a place where everyone is welcome, everyone has a voice, and everyone is part of our community. Our home-like environment creates feelings of warmth, trust and friendship, supporting every guest and their family to feel connected, peaceful, and safe. Over 1, 000 guests and their families and loved ones have been a part of the compassionate and home-like care that is Ipswich Hospice.
We work collectively as a preferred partner and preferred provider to shape the broader community’s awareness of dying, to share expertise, and to create ever better ways of honouring the needs of those at end of life.
Currently Hospice has a 7 bed inpatient service, as well as a grief and bereavement service and a community outreach nursing service. Our services are free to all and open to all members of the greater Ipswich community. We accept referrals directly via our Ipswich Hospice Hospice Care web page, through the referrals link. Referrals may be made by consumers, families, doctors or health organisations.
As our services are free and only partially funded by the government, we rely heavily on community support and fundraising to keep our doors open to the community. Donations and will legacy gifts can be made directly through our donations porta at:
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of support to you or your loved ones.