Hospice North Shore cares for those who are affected by a life-limiting illness. We offer a professional service that strives to provide the best possible quality of life for our patients. Our skilled nurses, doctors and family support staff work together with each patient and their family/whānau to manage pain and other distressing symptoms.
We also support the families/whānau who may be taking on the 24/7 role of caring for a loved one in their own home. This can be an incredibly stressful time, emotionally and physically for everyone involved. While the majority of our patients continue to live in their own home, private hospitals and retirement villages, we have a 24/7 short stay In-Patient Unit at Shea Terrace, Takapuna. Patients may be admitted into this homely unit for symptom management to improve their quality of life, or for planned respite to give their family/whānau a rest. Some patients may come into the In-patient unit in the final stage of their illness.
The focus of hospice care is on quality of life, for both the patient and their families.
All Hospice services are offered free of charge to those assessed as needing our support. While our services are partially funded, each year, to ensure we are able to care for over 500 patients and their families, we need to raise substantial funds from our community to meet this shortfall.