Granting the wishes of the terminally ill

Fulfilling a
wish
during the final journey

Ambulance Wish Western Australia will enable people receiving palliative care or who are terminally ill to fulfil a final wish by visiting a place of personal significance, for example, to admire their own garden, to feel the breeze of the beach, or to be surrounded by their loved ones and pets. Medically trained volunteers and specialised vehicles provide the means to make these final dreams come true. It’s usually the little things that mean the most to a person nearing the end of their life.

Ambulance Wish Western Australia’s mission is to give people in end-of-life care the resources, specialist transport and medical care they need to fulfil their final wishes, at no cost to the patient or their family. The service is entirely donor-funded and staffed by medically trained health care professionals who volunteer their time.

Currently recruiting volunteers and commissioning West Australia’s first Wish Ambulance to fulfil patient’s final wishes.

We are excited to welcome this unique and heart warming charity to Western Australia. With medically trained volunteers and adapted ambulances we fulfil the desires of those who are in need of assistance to experience one final wish.

Ambulance Wish Western Australia is inspired by the Netherlands charity Stichting Ambulance Wens. Recruiting and training volunteers has commenced and work has starting sourcing partners and donations to enable us to start fulfilling wishes.  

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Donate

We run entirely on charitable donations. Whether it is a one-off or regular giving, your donation to Ambulance Wish Western Australia will help fulfil the wishes of terminally ill WA patients.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers. We’re looking for Nurses, Paramedics, Medical Practitioners, Professional drivers, Photographers, Videographers, Fundraisers, Office volunteers, and more . . .

Make a wish

One last time . . . The wish form!
If you have a wish, please fill out the wish form and describe your wish as clearly as possible.
Wish submissions will hopefully open late 2021.

Ambulance Wish

What would be your last wish?

Would you want to feel the wind on your face while watching the waves crash onto the beach; watch the birds soar above the hills; or the sunlight shining through the trees and shimmering on the river?

Would you prefer to say goodbye to the family pet; attend your daughter’s wedding; or say hello to your sibling or new-born grandchild?

Have one last day at home with mum and dad, visit the art gallery, zoo or rugby; or visit your husband’s grave one last time?

I can help them and then they can die with a smile on their face

- Kees Veldboar, founder Ambulance Wish Foundation

Granting the last wish

The Dutch charity Stichting Ambulance Wens – Ambulance Wish Foundation – was established by Kees Veldboer in 2007 to help terminally ill patients fulfil one last wish.

The Ambulance Wish concept has now being implemented in 14 countries around the world, including Australia. Ambulance Wish Western Australia is a volunteer-run charity totally dependent on donations.

One Final Wish

One Final Wish – originally designed for Ambulance Wish Western Australian volunteers –  introduces Ambulance Wish Western Australia, describes the benefits of fulfilling final wishes and illustrates how you can help fulfil final wishes.

Partners

Palliative Care WA's vision is quality palliative care for all and the organisation is working towards this by emphasising a collaborative approach with its members, the palliative care sector and other key stakeholders, and in particular with the WA community. Their experience in promoting the principles and practices of palliative care will assist Ambulance Wish WA to provide the highest quality care for its wish recipients and its integration into the WA palliative care sector.

For each of our corporate partners, our partnership team will work with you to create a tailored sponsorship solution that will enable you to show your support for Ambulance Wish West Australia and achieve your strategic brand and marketing objectives.


Who Supports Us

Latest news

Tax Appeal 2021

Your generous donation will give terminally ill and palliative West Australians a simple chance to reconnect with their lives in their final days.

Examples of wishes from the around the world

Thank you

Ambulance Wish Western Australia would like to thank Stichting Ambulance Wens – Ambulance Wish Foundation – and Ambulance Wish Queensland for the use of their images for this website. As a new charity still developing its image library, Ambulance Wish Western Australia has used some of the Ambulance Wish Foundation and Queensland images to illustrate the amazing work by Ambulance Wish. 

As Ambulance Wish Western Australia grows and starts fulfilling last wishes the website images will be replaced by West Australian images and video.