We provide compassionate, specialist palliative care to people who have a life limiting condition, while also supporting their families/whanau and caregivers.
Hospice helps you live every moment in whatever way is important to you.
Patients are usually referred to Hospice through a healthcare professional, such as a GP or medical specialist. However you can also refer yourself or your family member.
Once a referral is accepted, a member of the Hospice team will contact you.
A plan of care will be agreed with you and your family/whanau and carers, the plan will be reviewed regularly.
You can also access other Hospice services such as counselling, social work, and spiritual care, cultural support through our team, this will be discussed with you.
Yes. Hospice works closely with your GP and any other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
Hospice serves a diverse community. We have access to an interpreting services for a range of different languages, and encourage you and your family to use it to make it easier for you to tell us what you need and how we can help you.
An individual plan on who to contact outside normal working hours will be made with you and the community hospice team. Hospice runs a 24 hour telephone advice line which you, as a patient of Hospice can call at any time to seek advice.
If your illness and symptoms stabilise, you may not require ongoing Hospice care. This will be discussed with you in advance, and you can still contact the Hospice at any time in the future to ask for help if your condition changes.