Good news, you’re in good hands
Hospice Whanganui is not just a building, but a special way of caring for you. Our expert staff understand the impact a life limiting illness can have, not only on the person diagnosed but also on their family and friends.
Caring for you
Hospice Whanganui provides specialist palliative care for people living with any life threatening, life limiting disease. This often means cancer but also includes other illnesses that are no longer curative, such as Heart Failure, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Motor Neurone Disease, for example.
Care and support is offered through a wide range of services that are tailor made to meet the needs of individuals. This care is extended to carers, families and friends.
Caring for the whole family
Hospice Whanganui recognises the particular strain on family and friends who are caring for someone with a life threatening, life limiting illness at home. Carers can be anyone living with the responsibility of caring in this way, and often have varying support needs that we are dedicated to meeting.
Every Hospice service is committed to assessing the needs of carers individually and as part of the care set up within their homes. Carers remain included in care at the level they choose.
To ensure this happens we can offer a variety of services, practical support, financial advice and training that will help you in your caring role, as well as emotional support to help with your own well-being.
In this section:
While the majority of the people we support are cared for in the place they call home, sometimes patients may benefit from some time in the Hospice Whanganui inpatient unit. …READ MORE
Hospice Whanganui’s community multi-disciplinary team visits our patients and their families in their own home, residential care facilities, or at our outpatient clinic rooms. At any time, our community team …READ MORE
What End of Life Care involves
End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. End of life care should help you live as well as …READ MORE
There are various opportunities available to patients, their caregivers, and family/whanau to access support through Hospice Whanganui. Social Work: The Hospice Whanganui social worker is able to assist with accessing …READ MORE
Hospice Whanganui offers education opportunities for health professionals working in primary and secondary care settings who deliver palliative care in the Whanganui region and wider areas. Our aim is to …READ MORE
Carer Support Programme
Free education and support sessions for family and friends who care for their loved ones. What is the Carer Support Programme? This small-group programme will give you the practical skills …READ MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use Hospice services? Hospice Whanganui can provide care for anyone who as a terminal diagnosis irrespective of age, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. The majority of patients …READ MORE
Resources We have a range of palliative care resources available for healthcare professionals and lay people. If you need any further information about any of the resources please give us …READ MORE