Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
Main activities
Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
- From July 2016 to June 2017, there were 2001 bed days, 67 admissions, 60 deaths, 4 discharges to home, one transfer to a Residential Aged Care Facility, three transfers to Palliative Care Unit Ipswich Hospital and two transfers to Ipswich Hospital. (70 separations in total) - The average length of stay increased from 24 days in 2015/16 to 29 days in 2016/17. The range of lengths of stay was from one day to 208 days. Stays less than 40 days accounted for 77% of separations with stays less than 10 days accounting for 33% of separations. Two stays exceeded 100 days.- Range of occupancy rates was 34% to 95% with the average occupancy rate 78% which is a decrease from 85% for the previous twelve month timeframe. From March to June 2017, the numbers of rooms available for use decreased from seven to five as bathroom renovations were undertaken.- For the 2016/17 period, 25 different GPs cared for patients at Ipswich Hospice. Thirteen of these GPs undertook more than one episode of care. One of these GPs cared for 15 Hospice patients.- The breakdown of Guest Wing Referrals this year are as follows,76% of referrals were from PCU Ipswich (Public Hospital), 18% of referrals were from Private Hospitals, and 1% from community GPs.- In relation to Private Health Insurance this year 66% of patients had no insurance, 25% of patients had Private Insurance and 9% of patients were funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.- The Ipswich Hospice Social Worker offered/provided psychosocial and practical support (end of life decision making, Enduring Power of Attorney, Department of Human Services etc.) to all in-patients and their support people (family, carers, and friends). - Patients are admitted to Hospice with a wide range of terminal conditions with the majority being cancer related. In this time frame Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic Melanoma and Brain Tumours have been the four most commonly presenting malignancies.- All patients and support people of patients (families, carers and friends) were provided with support from the Ipswich Hospice Social Worker, Support Volunteers and the Nursing Team. - Bereavement support for the wider Ipswich Community was provided at Hildas House in a number of different delivery options:- 133 Clients were provided with support and services; there were 454 one to one intakes and support sessions; 10 different Groups held these included Kids Grief Group, Parent Carer Groups and Adult Grief Groups. There were 41 participants in these Groups. Drop-In Group 20 meetings with 103 participants.- In March 2017, Hospice completed Self-Assessment 1 as part of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) four year Accreditation Cycle.
Main beneficiary
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
Other beneficiaries
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 31
  • Casual employees: 9
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 18
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 152

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?