Hospice helps you live every moment in whatever way is important to you.
Harbour Hospice provides compassionate specialist palliative care for anyone who needs it so you can make the most of life. So, if you have a life limiting condition and you need specialist care, we have a team of professionals aiming to meet the needs of you and your family, whānau and carers - physical, emotional, social and spiritual -wherever you are.
Many people believe Hospice just cares for people with cancer or fear that Hospice will be gloomy, scary and depressing, but this is not so. Hospice is not a building, it’s a philosophy of care.
Who is eligible
We accept anyone with an advanced life-limiting disease at any point in your illness. Often this is when you are close to the end of active treatment, or simply if you have particularly difficult symptoms. Mostly we care for you in your own home. We also have inpatient units for the management of pain or troublesome symptoms, respite care and care in the final stages of your life, if care at home is no longer possible.
Designing a plan of care with you
Once a referral has been accepted, a member of the Hospice team will contact you. A plan of care will be agreed with you and your family, whānau and carers. This may include other Hospice services such as counselling, social work, spiritual or cultural support. We work closely with your GP and any other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
Don’t worry if English is not your first language. We have interpreting services to help us understand what you need and how we can support you.
It's a free service
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe in or where you live, Hospice is a free service for all.
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