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.
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.
I’m a carer or family/whanau
We're here to provide practical and emotional support for family members, whanau and caregivers too.
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.
Spring 2023 Hospice Newsletter
Posted on December 18, 2023 by Renae Kilmister
Our Hospice Newsletter is now online! You’ll be able to catch up on all things Hospice in the quarterly e-News …READ MORE
2022-2023 Hospice Whanganui Annual Report Now Available
Posted on November 22, 2023 by Renae Kilmister
We are delighted to present the Annual Report for Hospice Whanganui to the Whanganui Community for the 2022/23 financial year. …READ MORE
Hospice Whanganui’s in-patient unit mostly empty but organisation busier than ever in community
Posted on September 5, 2023 by Renae Kilmister
Article by Mike Tweed, Whanganui Chronicle. Hospice Whanganui’s chief executive says its in-patient unit is still available, despite a push …READ MORE