The first visit to the centre by a Queensland Minister since the opening of the extension last year, will provide Mr Springborg with the opportunity to inspect all the new facilities and learn more about the unique services Bloomhill offers to people with cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Mr Springborg will have morning tea with staff and then tour the complex including the new kitchen, the five new counselling and treatment rooms as well as the group function room.
Bloomhill President Michael Hurley said the centre’s staff and volunteers were eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet the Minister.
“The services that Bloomhill offers to more than 900 clients throughout the Sunshine Coast are unique so we are keen to showcase them to the Queensland Government,” he said.
Bloomhill received a $500,000 Commonwealth grant towards the cost of the extensions to the centre but otherwise receives no on-going government support, relying on income generated from its network of Op Shops, the Cotton Tree Markets and donations.
“We aim to alleviate some of the challenges our clients face by providing practical and emotional support for them and their families throughout their cancer journey,” Mr Hurley said.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity that provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated professional staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.