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Together for the Future: Proposed Amalgamation

By April 24, 2024No Comments

Bloomhill Cancer Care is recognised as a highly respected care service on the Sunshine Coast.  That recognition has led to a doubling of client demand in the last seven years. Today we support 1,700 clients and in 2022-23 provided a huge 11,735 occasions of care. With an increasing population and growing rate of cancer diagnoses on the Sunshine Coast, the demand for Bloomhill services has continued to grow.

Since 2017, the Board and management has been actively seeking ways to meet the growing need for support. However, demand for our services has been outgrowing our ability to raise the resources and funds to remain financially sustainable. To meet this challenge, in March 2023 the Board announced a strategy to seek an amalgamation with a larger not-for-profit organisation that is aligned with Bloomhill’s mission, vision and service offering. Specifically, an organisation that can support the work of Bloomhill sustainably for future generations and to expand the opportunity for similar cancer care services elsewhere in Queensland. Subsequently in May 2023, at an extraordinary general meeting, Bloomhill members unanimously voted in support of the resolution to enter an amalgamation with a Board chosen not-for-profit organisation.

In April 2024, we are pleased to advise that Bloomhill Cancer Care and the Leukaemia Foundation have been in positive discussions for the past 9 months; and we are excited to share that we have now entered into an agreement to pursue an amalgamation between the two organisations.

Together with the Leukaemia Foundation, the two Queensland founded, cancer focused organisations share the long-term objective of supporting and growing the Bloomhill Cancer Care offerings on the Sunshine Coast and replicating the offerings in other regional and remote areas.

At this stage the signed agreement signals our commitment to explore what our two organisations joining together could look like. Both organisations will now work together with one central focus: to plan the integration of the Bloomhill business model into the Leukaemia Foundation’s national structure, without jeopardising the strength and value of everything that Bloomhill represents and delivers. Over the coming days and weeks as we progress towards the entering of a formal and final agreement to amalgamate, we will be engaging with our clients, volunteers, practitioners, donors, members, and key stakeholders to update them of our plans.

We thank our community for their ongoing support of Bloomhill. For more information, please contact Holly Hale, Bloomhill General Manager, holly.hale@bloomhill.com.au.