ONE of Adelaide’s leading hospices will close within months, placing scores of jobs at risk after public funding cuts, it emerged tonight.

The palliative care hospice at the Philip Kennedy Centre, at Largs Bay, in Adelaide’s west, will close by the end of the year after its $1m state government contract was terminated.

It also has more than 170 elderly patients. A petition, signed by more than 3000 people, has been launched to save the facility.
But officials from Southern Cross Care, which manages the hospice, insisted tonight that all current patients would continue receiving treatment until they passed away.

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