Hospice is not just a building, it's a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives.

Hospice is not just a building, it's a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives.

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"Wanting to get Hospice's help was probably one of the first decisions I made."

Helen Puaha (Patient) | 1975 - 2022 | RIP

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Each of us faces death as uniquely as we live our life. Our experience tell us that most people hope that when death comes to us or someone close to us, it will be peaceful and free of pain.

We provide specialist palliative care for people with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses, at all stages of their illness. We believe that everyone deserves to have the best quality of life possible. The care we provide for our patients is holistic, caring for not just your physical needs but also your emotional, spiritual, and social needs too. We care for family/whanau and friends as well, both before and after death. All our services are free of charge. The sooner we’re involved the more we can help.


Christmas Trees of Remembrance

Christmas can be a difficult time for families who have lost loved ones, and Trees of Remembrance are a great way to honour the memory of someone special. This year we have a Tree of Remembrance in Farmers Whanganui where you can add a decoration with a message in memory of your loved one and support the work of Hospice.

Introducing the Virtual Rembrance Tree

We are also introducing something new: a Virtual Remembrance Tree right here on our website! You can add a photo of your loved one to go with your message and the whole world can see it. It also allows people living outside Whanganui to take part by leaving their own tribute no matter where they are.

Virtual Remembrance Tree
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I’ve recently been referred.

If you've been referred to Hospice by your health professional, we'd love to answer all your questions and set your mind at ease.

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I’m a carer or family/whanau

We're here to provide practical and emotional support for family members, whanau and caregivers too.

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How can I help?

There are many ways you can support Hospice, both practically and financially. It's a great way to give back to our community.

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Latest News


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Positive change afoot for Hospice Whanganui

Posted on April 14, 2022 by Kelly Scarrow

The Board and Management of Hospice Whanganui are pleased to announce a series of important improvements to their service that …

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Hospice Whanganui calls for funding model to be addressed

Posted on March 24, 2022 by Kelly Scarrow

“Hospice is a community effort,” says Hospice Whanganui chief executive Davene Vroon.

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Wrap-around Hospice service allows patients to stay at home

Posted on March 24, 2022 by Kelly Scarrow

This week is Hospice Appeal Week, a local initiative to highlight the funding shortages experienced by Hospice Whanganui and to …

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