Stage One Opening Mid-2022
The new Anam Cara House Geelong.
A brand new state-of-the-art home is being built to provide unique palliative and end-of-life care for the people of Geelong.
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
A brand new state-of-the-art home for people living with a life-limiting illness.
Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation providing unique support and care for people who are living with a life-limiting illness and their families.
Today, there is a very real and growing need for our community to be able to have palliative care choices and receive the highest-level of comfort in what is inevitably the hardest journey. Due to the demand now and in the future of our growing region, we’ve outgrown our 4-bed facility and are currently building our new world-class, purpose-built home.
With stage one opening in mid-2022, the new Anam Cara House Geelong will be located in a beautiful rural setting with elevated views at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds. It is architecturally designed to feel like a home for guests and their families, while being purpose-built to hospital grade. Boasting 20 private bedrooms, open communal areas and landscaped gardens – this state-of-the-art home will be available to everyone in our community, no matter what their life circumstances may be.
Having the choice of care at the end of life is what the people of Geelong deserve. Whilst we can’t change the outcome, we can positively impact the journey.
There is no other home like this in Australia.
The New Anam Cara House Geelong will spearhead new thinking in the delivery of palliative care services. Not-for-profit and community supported; it will be available to everyone no matter what life circumstances.
Architect: Tectura Architects
Contractor: AW Nicholson Construction
Partnership with Deakin: Full integration with Deakin’s School of Medicine and Faculty of Health, allowing Deakin students and staff direct access to education, bedside learning, and research opportunities.
Supported by the Geelong community
Stage 1 is well underway and will open in 2022, with 12 bedrooms and day palliative care available for our guests to enjoy. Stage 1 is only possible with funding support of $5m from each of the Australian and Victorian Governments plus an extraordinary $6.3m pledged by the Geelong philanthropic community. A further $2.2m grant was recently received from the Australian Government. This grant along with a funding facility generously provided by one of our philanthropic supporters will ensure that the complete 20 bedroom $21.5m project will be delivered. Anam Cara needs to raise an additional $3m to be debt free.
We care for all. The special work of Anam Cara House is Geelong available to all — regardless of income or circumstances.
Our Unique Culture of Care
Improving quality of care through the expansion and flexibility of options for our community.
A World Class Facility
Architecturally designed for purpose, built to hospital grade within a home-like setting. There is no facility like this in Australia.
The Palliative Care Community Hub
Working with community care agencies to tailor options to meet individual needs allowing people to stay at home for as long as possible and providing the maximum range of choice.
Providing best practice clinical care delivered by experienced specialist palliative care nurses, specialist consultants and GP’s.
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Our Current House
While we await the completion of the new Anam Cara House Geelong, our current 4-bed facility is still operating — located at 1 Riverview Tce, Belmont, Geelong. Please get in touch if you have any enquiries.
A chat with Tom Hawkins
We are delighted to announce Tom Hawkins as our Public Appeal Ambassador, as we move towards our Million Dollar Challenge Giving Day earmarked for March 2022. The raised funds will go towards the completion of our new state-of-the-art home at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds.
Tom shares why he has chosen to support and be Anam Cara House Geelong’s Public Appeal Ambassador.