Hospice New Zealand
Hospices across New Zealand provide palliative care and support to more than 19,000 people living with a life-limiting condition, and their whānau, each year.
Palliative care is a specialist medical service for those whose illness is no longer curable. Our mission is to provide quality of life and manage pain and symptoms, to enable people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.
While many people think of hospice as just a building, it is really a philosophy of care.
Whether needs are physical, cultural, spiritual, social, or emotional, we believe these needs are equally important for both the person who is dying and their whānau.
As an essential health service, we do receive some Government funding but must raise around $77 million nationally, each year to keep our services free of charge. Your support can help us do that.
“Nothing was too much trouble when George was in the hospice unit, and the support continued when he came home. His nurse visited often and it wasn’t just George she was checking on, she always made time for me and our family.
The hospice made a terrible time bearable and we never felt alone.
Thanks to the kindness of the volunteers and nurses, we didn’t have to worry about caring for George. We just spent time and loved him – what a remarkable gift.”
Jenny, New Zealand.