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COVID-19 Update

Hospice Whanganui will remain open and will continue to provide services to patients, whanau and other health providers throughout the COVID-19 situation.

Your health and wellbeing, and that of our community are of paramount importance and we have put measures in place to safeguard that.

Please call us on 0800 68 33 68 or email us at admin@hospicewhanganui.org.nz if you have any questions.


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.

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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

Vacancies for Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Kelly Scarrow

We’re looking for the right people to join our volunteer staff. Have a look through these vacancies and see what …


A return to level 2

Posted on March 1, 2021 by Kelly Scarrow

Yes, we are back in level 2 again in Whanganui and we want to reassure our community that we are …

Sponsors & Supporters

What a result!

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Kelly Scarrow

It was our absolute pleasure to call in on the staff at Farmers with morning tea and our very special …


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