Home hospice to continue

EXTENDED: Signing the extension agreement are foundation chairperson Majella Mrdjen and Matthew Flinders Home chief executive officer Mike McKeown.
EXTENDED: Signing the extension agreement are foundation chairperson Majella Mrdjen and Matthew Flinders Home chief executive officer Mike McKeown.

THE EP Home Hospice service, which has helped dozens of local families, will continue to support the terminally ill.

Memorandum of understanding for the EP Home Hospice Service has been extended by the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) and Matthew Flinders Home (MFH).

The hospice service provides out of hours and weekend support for terminally ill patients who wish to remain in their own homes for their last few weeks, providing 24-hour care with the Port Lincoln Health Services palliative care team.

More than 20 local families have been assisted by the service since it became permanently available in 2017.

The foundation's board manages the funds and donations received, while Matthew Flinders Home provides the team of associated professionals and volunteers to provide the service.

However, ongoing fundraising and support is needed for the service to continue.

The Book Bazaar Charity Bookshop in Port Lincoln, which recently celebrated its sixth year, gives its profits to support the service and others needs on the Eyre Peninsula.

To make a tax deductible donation to assist this service contact the foundation on 0400 685 520 or email admin@epcf.com.au.