About Mingary Care

Mingary Care is the trading name of Sunshine Hospice Limited, a not-for-profit charity established in 2008 to provide palliative care for people dying on the Sunshine Coast and compassionate support for their carers, partners, families and friends.

Our trading name Mingary Care commenced in 2021. Sunshine Hospice Limited is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and remains as our legal entity name.

Why Mingary Care?

Mingary Care (pronounced ming-gar-ree) means ‘a quiet place’ in Gaelic.

So why this name?

We believe that quiet reflection becomes more important as an individual nears the end of their life. Most times, we know that death is waiting for us - sometimes we have a long time to contemplate, and at other times, death can happen all too quickly. This is a time to seek inner solace as we make sense of our life, to put our affairs in order, perhaps to make peace with others and to use the time that is left to make ‘moments that matter’.


‘Mingary Care threw me a lifeline when I truly thought I was drowning. I don’t know what I would have done without them.

I arrived from the UK to care for my mother in her final days. I massively underestimated what was involved. As it turned out it was really hard, and with no help coming from the Government any time soon I quickly became overwhelmed. 

Within two days of meeting the team at Mingary Care, they had arranged for the delivery of a proper hospital bed and other furniture needed to care for Mum. They also organised a carer to come for two hours morning and night to help with showering and meals which meant I could leave the house and get a few things done. As Mum’s needs became greater they brought in an overnight carer and eventually assisted with getting her into full time care. 

Everything Mingary did for me was so practical. They linked me up with a nurse from Cittamani Hospice who was able to provide advice about medications and help me make decisions. They even provided a support person for me, checking in on how I was going via phone counselling. Mingary Care truly are living angels.’

Jane Brough