Ambulance Wish WA


The first wish

Last week Ambulance Wish Western Australia fulfilled its first wish with Hydi transporting Rochelle and her medical team to Perth Foreshore to attend her son’s wedding. “I cannot thank the team from Ambulance Wish WA enough for the incredible generosity and goodwill shown to transport my wife, Rochelle, to our son’s wedding ceremony on Friday […]

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The launch

On 28th October, Ambulance Wish WA launched its new service to fulfil final wishes for West Australians who are terminally ill or receiving palliative care. The first of its kind in Western Australia, the service creates significant positive impact for terminally ill West Australians and their families. Two recently donated, decommissioned ambulances allowed the charity to

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Vale Kees

Kees Veldboer, founder and director of the Ambulance Wish Foundation, died at the age of 62 after a sudden cardiac arrest. He was a truly inspirational, caring and passionate man, who spent his life making sure people could fulfil their final wishes. We, like many others, feel honoured to have known him and tremendously proud

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Annual report

Ambulance Wish Western Australia has published its Annual Report 2020, highlighting the work of the charity during its first year of existence. The report was approved at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on the 22 November 2020.  With majority of large fundraising plans and activities, as well as opportunities to secure grants and funding,

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Before I die

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life, enhance well-being and reducing suffering. Rather than focus on symptom management, it embodies a personalised holistic approach to the care of the dying, encompassing psychosocial, existential and spiritual aspects of the patient’s care. The final stages of a terminal illness can be a highly challenging, emotional time

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One year later

One year ago, Ambulance Wish WA representatives were in Rotterdam, joining members and delegates from all over the world at the first international conference of Ambulance Wish Foundations. During the conference, attendees from Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Australia (Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia) were introduced to the work

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World dreams

Today is World Dream Day – established for the purpose of encouraging individuals, communities, businesses, schools and families to take some time to concentrate on their dreams and make an effort to turn them into reality. At Ambulance Wish Western Australia our dream is simple: we want to start being able to fulfil the final

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Meet “Peppi”

Ambulance Wish WA would like to introduce “Peppi”, the Registered Charity’s mascot who will accompany recipients on their final wish. On October 5th, 2013, we were all left a little poorer for the loss of Mr Richard Peppiatt. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son and friend, Richard’s loss was felt by many. Richard –

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A Wish Ambulance is a vehicle specially designed or converted to transport immobile, terminally ill patients to fulfil their wishes. Wish Ambulance design varies around the world but there are several similarities – the ability of provide excellent patient care; tinted windows to allow privacy while allowing patients to view their journey and a comfortable

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