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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care for people with serious or life-threatening illness aims to help the patient live more comfortably rather than curing the disease.

This treatment approach improves the patient's quality of life by addressing social, psychological and spiritual needs as well as physical needs such as pain and symptom relief. 

Our doctors are:

  • Dr Willem Landman
  • Dr Oleg Kiriaev
  • Dr Sergio Battistessa
  • Dr James Jap

The Chief Executive (CE) of Totara Hospice South Auckland is Alan Beal.


To maintain continuity of care, a 24-hour, seven day-a-week advice and emergency service is available.

Inpatient Unit - Totara Lodge is a 12-bed unit which provides 24-hour inpatient medical and nursing care.

Administration: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Referral Expectations

Following consent from the patient, referral can be made by a General Practitioner, hospital doctor or specialist, district nurse, Cancer Society nurse or a family member.

Who can use Hospice Services?
Anyone who has a terminal illness and their family/friends/whanau who could benefit from the free specialised programme that Hospice provides. Our services can be provided in the home, as Day Hospice care, in our Inpatient Unit "Totara House" and at our outpatient clinics.

We support people living in the South Auckland area. This covers from Mangere, Panama Rd (Mt Wellington) to Bucklands Beach in the north to Karaka, Drury, Ararimu and across to Matingarahi in the south.


  • Inpatient Unit

    Our 12-bed Inpatient Unit is located at 140 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa.… More

  • Community Nursing

    Community nurses provide care in the home of patients. Nurses visit patients in the community for support and equipment. More

  • On-line Education Resources

    Helping others to learn about caring for people with advanced disease has always been a fundamental part of effective palliative care.… More


Hospice offers a free service for care. The annual operating costs are met through a contract with the District Health Board and a variety of other ways.

Travel Directions

Totara Hospice South Auckland is located in The Gardens, Manurewa. We are but a few minutes from Motorway S1.

Heading south on the motorway, take the 451 Hill Road turnoff after Rebout Road overhead. Turn left onto Hill Road. After travelling 0.6km turn left onto Charles Prevost Drive. After 1km, travel through the roundabout and the Hospice is located on your left opposite the school.

Heading north on the Motorway, turn left onto 453 Takanini exit continuing to turn left onto Great South Road. Travel 2.1km then turn right into Hill Road. Continue on this road (through roundabout) for about 2km until you reach Charles Prevost Drive on your left. After approximately 1km, travel through the roundabout and the Hospice is located on your left opposite the school.


Off street parking is available on the grounds of the Hospice. People attending meetings or education sessions at Totara Hospice South Auckland are requested to park in the top carpark on Charles Prevost Drive.


A self-contained family/ whanau room is available for use by patients' relatives.


Guy's Unichem Pharmacy Ltd

  • Roseland Shopping Centre, Papakura 2110
  • Ph: (09) 298 5615
  • Fax: (09) 298 4184
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

John Savoury Amcal Pharmacy

  • 78 Vincent Street, Howick 2014
  • Ph: (09) 534 8262
  • Fax:  (09) 534 5438
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm
Manurewa Medical Centre Pharmacy Ltd
  • 157 Great South Road, Manurewa 2102
  • Ph: (09) 266 9044
  • Fax: (09) 267 4704
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm
Papatoetoe City Centre Pharmacy
  • 63 St George Street, Papatoetoe 2025
  • Ph: (09) 278 7613
  • Fax: (09) 278 7615
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm

Specific pharmacies for syringe driver distribution only - Counties Manukau region.


Educator: Kathryn Robinson ph: (09) 640 0277 

Contact Details

  • Phone

    (09) 640 0025

  • Fax

    Admin (09) 268 8270

  • Healthlink EDI


  • Website

Fax Medical (09) 640 0292

140 Charles Prevost Drive
The Gardens
Auckland 2105

View location information

Street Address

140 Charles Prevost Drive
The Gardens
Auckland 2105

Postal Address

PO Box 75560
Auckland 2243

This page was last updated at 1:04PM on September 9, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Totara Hospice South Auckland.