The new Anam Cara House Geelong.

A brand new state-of-the-art home has been built to provide unique palliative and end-of-life care for the people of Geelong.

Stage One May 2022 Building Completed
Stage Two September 2022 Palliative Day Program & Community Outreach Open
Stage Three Bed-based Palliative Care open from February 2024!

A brand new state-of-the-art home for people living with a life-limiting diagnosis.

Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation providing unique support and care for people who are living with a life-limiting diagnosis 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 outgrew our 4-bed facility and have completed building our new world-class, purpose-built home.

The new Anam Cara House Geelong is 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 (12 completed), open communal areas and landscaped gardens – this state-of-the-art home will be available for generations to come. 

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 has spearheaded new thinking in the delivery of palliative care services. Not-for-profit and community supported; we will continue to advocate for it to 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 now open, with day palliative care available for our guests to enjoy. Stage 1 was only possible with funding support of $5m from each of the Australian and Victorian Governments plus an extraordinary $7.3m pledged by the Geelong philanthropic and corporate 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 continue to raise an additional funds to be debt free.

Our Commitment

We care for all. You will be respected, cared for with dignity and receive the highest standards of care.

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.

Best Practice

Providing best practice clinical care delivered by experienced specialist palliative care nurses, specialist consultants and GP’s.

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