On 1 July 2018 Hibiscus Hospice, North Shore Hospice and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice merged to form a single charitable trust, Harbour Hospice. “Harbour” means to shelter and our Hospices are surrounded by safe harbours: the Kaipara Harbour, Mahurangi Harbour, Gulf Harbour and Waitemata Harbour. Hospice services also provide a safe harbour or “shelter” to people with life limiting illness. And in mediaeval times hospices were places of shelter for travellers on a difficult journey. As one organisation now we share scarce resources, skill and expertise to keep providing free palliative services to one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand.
The whole aim of coming together as Harbour Hospice is to direct more resources into our clinical services now and provide for our future communities.
Hospice services remain free of charge because of the support of our very generous and compassionate communities. Money raised in local communities is used to directly fund Hospice services for that community.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.