• Mary Porter

Mary Porter AM (Retired MLA)

Labor Member for Ginninderra in the ACT Government from 2004 until retirement, Feb 2016

“LIFE INTO OUR DAYS” Opening of New Day Hospice

    From the Porter Report July 2014 - “LIFE INTO OUR DAYS” Opening of New Day Hospice

    Mary with Dorothy Parsonage and Sandra ButtonMary with Dorothy Parsonage and Sandra Button

    Recently Mary officially opened the Covenant Care at Holy Trinity Southside Day Hospice in Curtin- a non-denominational centre which offers one day a week activities for people with terminal illness.

    This South-side service comes a year after the Holy Covenant Anglican Church in Jamison started providing similar services for clients in the North-side.

    “It is a ‘day with a difference’ that gives those with a life threatening condition, not only a chance to meet others facing similar circumstances, but also provides spiritual, emotional and social support outside of their homes,” Ms Porter said. “It puts life into their days- if not days in their lives.”

    Both North-side and South-side centres are designed as an extension of palliative care.

    “As you know, palliative care will affect most of us at some stage in our lives, whether as a patient, carer, family member, friend or a neighbour. This is why promoting the understanding of palliative care services and offering a range of different service options is important for our community,” Ms Porter said.

    For further information about the services please visit http://www.pallcareact.org.au.