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Hospice Tairāwhiti

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Description

Hospice Tairāwhiti provides community based hospice care for the people of Tairāwhiti, from Morere to Potaka.

Our focus is on improving quality of life for the patient and providing support for the family.  We do this by providing practical advice, physical, emotional, and spiritual support, with the emphasis on pain relief and symptom management.  The service includes family support and grief and bereavement care.

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua, Adult / Pakeke, Youth / Rangatahi, Child / Tamariki

How do I access this service?

Referral

To access hospice services you need to be referred by your GP or Specialist Doctor. Patients can be referred when they have reached a palliative stage in their illness – where the focus of treatment is on symptom control, comfort and quality of life rather than cure.

Charges

Free of charge.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Services Provided

Hospice

Service types: Community nursing, Palliative and hospice care, Aids and equipment, End of life care, Family / whānau support, Hospice, Home support, Nursing, Home visits, Information & support.

Service types: Community nursing, Palliative and hospice care, Aids and equipment, End of life care, Family / whānau support, Hospice, Home support, Nursing, Home visits, Information & support.

Specialist Medical Care

Our team of doctors work with patients’ General Practitioners to ensure the best possible pain and symptom management. Hospice Nurses act as care co-ordinators and are in regular contact with patients and families to monitor their needs. Whether it be symptom control for the patient, or support services for the family, the nurse will ensure the appropriate people are involved.

Service types: End of life care, Family / whānau support, Hospice.

Our team of doctors work with patients’ General Practitioners to ensure the best possible pain and symptom management.

Hospice Nurses act as care co-ordinators and are in regular contact with patients and families to monitor their needs.  Whether it be symptom control for the patient, or support services for the family, the nurse will ensure the appropriate people are involved.

Counselling and Bereavement Support

The Hospice team offers counselling, bereavement care and volunteer support to patients and their family/whanau and friends who have been involved with Hospice Tairawhiti. Counselling and Bereavement Support (hospicetairawhiti.org.nz)

Service types: Counselling.

The Hospice team offers counselling, bereavement care and volunteer support to patients and their family/whānau and friends who have been involved with Hospice Tairāwhiti.
Counselling and Bereavement Support (hospicetairawhiti.org.nz)

Volunteer Services

Volunteers are an essential part of Hospice Tairāwhiti. They play a crucial role within the organisation and are highly valued and appreciated alongside our paid staff. We have a dedicated and experienced group of volunteers who are able to support patients and families. Tailored to the individual needs of patients, volunteers can offer support and company which can also allow carers sometimes out. Volunteers also support patients living in aged care facilities. We also provide a biography service offering patients the chance to document significant times in their lives.

Service types: Advocacy, End of life care.

Volunteers are an essential part of Hospice Tairāwhiti.  They play a crucial role within the organisation and are highly valued and appreciated alongside our paid staff.

We have a dedicated and experienced group of volunteers who are able to support patients and families.  Tailored to the individual needs of patients, volunteers can offer support and company which can also allow carers sometimes out.  Volunteers also support patients living in aged care facilities.

We also provide a biography service offering patients the chance to document significant times in their lives.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

Tairāwhiti

Contact Details

Gisborne Hospital

Tairāwhiti

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421 Ormond Road
Riverdale
Gisborne 4010

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Street Address

421 Ormond Road
Riverdale
Gisborne 4010

Postal Address

Hospice Tairāwhiti
Private Bag 7001
Gisborne 4040

This page was last updated at 10:32AM on November 23, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Hospice Tairawhiti.