2024 Summer Newsletter

Our Hospice quarterly e-Newsletter is now available online! You’ll be able to catch up on all things Hospice in the Summer e-News posted below. To have this emailed directly to your inbox contact renaek@hospicewhanganui.org.nz. In this edition: A Message from our CEO Check out positions available at Hospice Whanganui Sponsorship opportunities available for the 2024 ‘Dancing for Hospice’, Black Tie/Gala …

Spring 2023 Hospice Newsletter

Our Hospice Newsletter is now online! You’ll be able to catch up on all things Hospice in the quarterly e-News posted here on our website and on our social media pages. To have this emailed directly to your inbox contact renaek@hospicewhanganui.org.nz Happy reading!

Hospice Whanganui’s in-patient unit mostly empty but organisation busier than ever in community

Article by Mike Tweed, Whanganui Chronicle. Hospice Whanganui’s chief executive says its in-patient unit is still available, despite a push towards home-based care. The unit at Virginia Rd had five beds but only looked after one or two patients every couple of months, Davene Vroon said. That wasn’t because entry criteria had tightened. “We are actually seeing more patients than …

Honouring Jonathan Hartfield

We recently hosted a special morning tea for our beloved chaplain, Jonathan Hartfield, to celebrate his 90th birthday. We were able to give him a ‘This is Your Life’ moment when Kim Eland, director integrated services, outlined his life history and many accomplishments. Click here to read the full Whanganui Chronicle article on the NZ Herald website. Photo / Paul …

Mitre 10 generosity helps Hospice

Mitre 10 Mega recently held a successful Ladies’ Night fundraiser for Hospice Whanganui, after which Mitre 10 proprietors Hayden and Sarah Gibson were able to make a significant donation towards the work of Hospice. We are forever grateful for the support of great local sponsors like Mitre 10 Mega. Read the full Whanganui Chronicle article here on the NZ Herald …

Positive change afoot for Hospice Whanganui

The Board and Management of Hospice Whanganui are pleased to announce a series of important improvements to their service that will enable them to deliver excellent, specialist palliative care for patients and their whānau in the Whanganui community over the next 5 to 10 years.

Wrap-around Hospice service allows patients to stay at home

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

Hospice Whanganui calls for funding model to be addressed

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

Hospice hails store, shoppers’ support

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Farmers retail store in Whanganui collected funds for their local Hospice in a variety of imaginative ways. With an internal competition as added incentive, the store raised $11,929.68 between November 19 and December 24. The total was substantially greater than the previous year. “That was raised by us asking customers as we served …

Registered Nurses – Permanent and Casual

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