Premier Gladys Berejiklian, former premier Mike Baird, Member for Manly James Griffin, Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSLHD chief executive Deb Willcox.

Australia's first hospice for adolescents and young adults is a step closer for the Manly Hospital site, with the Premier Gladys Berejiklian unveiling artist's impressions and a video flythrough of the new facility.

The unique service will provide support to young adults with life-limiting illnesses, offering respite care, symptom management or end of life care.

The hospice will be the first of its kind in Australia and will provide care for young adults from the Northern Beaches as well as those from across the

State.

The impressive new images and video flythrough give the community a clearer picture of what the hospice may look like.

Premier Berejiklian said the hospice will be a purpose-built facility which will provide 24/7 support to young people and their families.

"The NSW Government will provide $2 million each year to contribute to the operating costs of this revolutionary facility," the Premier said.

A community fundraising program has also been launched to raise funds towards the cost of the building. Donations can be made online at kolling.

com.au/donate or by phoning 9436 0610 during business hours.

Construction is set to start on the hospice in 2020.

 

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