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 Coming soon.
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’ve outgrown our 4-bed facility and have completed building our new world-class, purpose-built home.
With stage one and two now open, 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, 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 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 raise an additional $2m to be debt free.
We care for all. The special work of Anam Cara House Geelong is 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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How to get to Anam Cara House Geelong
Zone 4, Nicol Drive South, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds.
Anam Cara House Geelong In Waurn Ponds can be tricky to find, as it’s part of the Deakin University Campus.
A chat with Tom Hawkins
We were delighted to have Tom Hawkins as our Appeal Ambassador for our Community Giving Day on March 31 2022, with the raised funds going 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 Appeal Ambassador.