COVID -19 update

Welcome to our new CEO!

Monday July 27th was the first day on deck for the new CEO of Hospice Whanganui, Davene Vroon. Davene was appointed to the position after the retirement of Karen Anderson, who had been in the CEO’s chair for 14 and a half years. Karen had signalled her retirement late last year and then with the sudden and sweeping changes brought …

Awareness Week

An opportunity to celebrate and share the key messages which underpin and define the Hospice service, in acknowledgment of Hospice Awareness Week.

Our shops are open!

We’re delighted to let you know that our three retail stores are again open for business now that we are at level 2. Tawa Street, Duncan Street and the Boutique are trading Monday-Friday on slightly altered hours, 9:30am to 3:30pm. We will be following the level 2 rules of social distancing, cough etiquette, hand hygiene, contact tracing and limiting the …

UPDATED! Saturday March 28th. Information for visitors and supporters of Hospice Whanganui.

The safety and wellbeing of Hospice Whanganui’s patients, families, staff and volunteers is our first priority. UPDATED: Saturday March 28th, 5pm Hello everyone, just an update on where we’re at. We hope you and all in your bubble are safe and well and stay that way. 🙂 Our Hospice Inpatient Unit has now closed for the duration of the lockdown, …

Tree of Remembrance Cheque from Farmers

Hospices throughout the country have once again been overwhelmed and humbled by the support from Farmers Department Stores and their customers in the lead up to Christmas.  More than $759,000 was donated towards the end of 2019.   This is the sixth year that Farmers has raised funds for Hospice and to date has generated more than $4.2M to help keep …

Spending Spree Raffle winners

Drawn this morning by one of the Lasses-in-Blue at the Whanganui Police Station, we have the four winners of our Spending Spree Raffle! Each winner has a $250 shopping card to unleash with in the store of their choice! Thank you to Z, The Warehouse, Mitre 10 MEGA and New World (all in Wanganui) and to everyone for supporting our …

We have Christmas Cake winners!

Congrats to the winner of our first fabulous Christmas Cake, R O’Brien, with ticket number 175! There’s a whole lotta cake in there, so I hope you and your family enjoy every last bite!! The winner of the first of our beautiful glazed Christmas Cakes is Mary with lucky ticket number 62. There’s more to come so pop in and …

The Hospice Christmas Bauble

Copy the link to go to our Facebook page and see the story of Spencer Bellas, the artist and creator of the design for this year’s Christmas Bauble, available through Farmers Department stores. It’s a beautiful design and Spencer’s story is heartfelt and meaningful and was the inspiration for him to create this year’s design. You’ll need to scroll a …

What’s New?

Find out in Heart & Soul, our December newsletter! We’re happy to keep you up to date with Hospice happenings via our newsletter and that update kicks off with a message from Dr Andrew Zimmerman, our Board of Trustees Chairman… There’s a whole swag of things to catch up with in this issue. There are stories with a patient/practice/clinical focus, …