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Comforting Hands

 Palliative Care Short Story 

 Writing Competition 2020 

As part of Palliative Care Week 2020 the Blue Mountains Palliative Support Service held a short story writing competition on this year’s theme from Palliative Care Australia...

“Palliative Care. It’s more than you think."

We received twenty entries from Nepean, Blue Mountains and Lithgow residents, staff and volunteers. We congratulate our top five entry winners and we’re now able to share their stories with you on our website.


1st Prize - 'Anne and I' by Dianne Donnellan, Katoomba 
2nd Prize -  'Like Accompanying My Friend' by Wendy Gordon, Cranebrook
3rd Prize - 'Sunny Monday' by Luke Richards, Blaxland
4th Prize - 'Ted' by Donna MacKenzie, Windsor 
5th Prize - 'The Me That Is' by Ellen Della Bosca, Lithgow

Please take your time to read the wonderful stories written by our five winners by clicking on their names above.  

Congratulations to our winners and our sincere thanks to everyone who entered for sharing your stories with us.


We would also like to thank our judging panel for all of their time, expertise and support. Our thanks and gratitude to were Kerry Healey-Binn, Poet & Palliative Care Volunteer, Sue Bond, Reception Volunteer Belong Mid Mountains, and Rebecca Palmer, Transitional Nurse Practitioner Supportive and Palliative Care.

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