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Otago Community Hospice

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Description

Otago Community Hospice supports people with terminal illness to live and die well. We support our patients wherever they want to be – that may be in their home, in a residential care home setting or, if their needs are complex, within our inpatient unit. Where we can, we aim to keep people in their environment, symptom-free, for as long as possible.

We provide a wide range of services, free of charge, for people who are approaching the end of their life and whose palliative care needs are beyond the level able to be supported by their local services e.g. GP and District Nurses alone. We also provide care and support for the patient’s loved ones.

We have Hospice hubs in Dunedin, Cromwell and Ōamaru.

For more information on our services, please view:

Staff

https://otagohospice.co.nz/about-us/key-people/

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Referral

https://otagohospice.co.nz/patient-services/referrals/

Charges

Free of charge.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Otago Community Hospice provides advice and support for patients, family/whānau, caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals around the clock.

Patients and families can access 24 hour phone support by phoning our Dunedin urban base on 03 473 6005 or 0800 473 6005

Healthcare professionals can also access the specialist expertise of Hospice staff 24 hours a day by phoning 0800 473 6005.

Services Provided

Community Services

We provide care co-ordination in your community, no matter where you live. Our community services are based around care coordinators who are supported by regular visits from a specialist doctor and with access to the wider Otago Community Hospice multi-professional team which includes social workers, an occupational therapist, counsellors, kaimahi wairua (spiritual care coordinators) and our kaimanaaki. We have teams supporting patients in North, South and Central Otago as well as urban Dunedin. For Otago Community Hospice Referral Guidelines and Referral Form click here.

Service types: Advocacy, Community nursing, End of life care, Family / whānau support, Home support, Hospice.

We provide care co-ordination in your community, no matter where you live. Our community services are based around care coordinators who are supported by regular visits from a specialist doctor and with access to the wider Otago Community Hospice multi-professional team which includes social workers, an occupational therapist, counsellors, kaimahi wairua (spiritual care coordinators) and our kaimanaaki. We have teams supporting patients in North, South and Central Otago as well as urban Dunedin.

For Otago Community Hospice Referral Guidelines and Referral Form click here.

Impatient Services

Inpatient Services Admission to the Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Service does not necessarily mean you will be admitted to the Hospice Inpatient Unit. Wherever possible, care is provided in your home within your local community. However, there are times when symptoms can be more difficult to manage despite the best efforts to treat them at home. Under these circumstances, it can be beneficial to come in to the Inpatient Unit to adjust treatments.

Service types: Community nursing, Palliative and hospice care, Medication administration, Cancer support, Family / whānau support, End of life care, Hospice.

Inpatient Services
Admission to the Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Service does not necessarily mean you will be admitted to the Hospice Inpatient Unit. Wherever possible, care is provided in your home within your local community. However, there are times when symptoms can be more difficult to manage despite the best efforts to treat them at home. Under these circumstances, it can be beneficial to come in to the Inpatient Unit to adjust treatments.

Advice and Support

Advice and Support Otago Community Hospice is an Otago-wide community-based service providing specialist palliative care services free of charge to those who are faced with terminal illness.

Service types: Advocacy, Community nursing, Palliative and hospice care, End of life care, Family / whānau support, Hospice, Information & support.

Advice and Support
Otago Community Hospice is an Otago-wide community-based service providing specialist palliative care services free of charge to those who are faced with terminal illness.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

 

 

293 North Road
North East Valley
Dunedin 9010

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Street Address

293 North Road
North East Valley
Dunedin 9010

Postal Address

Otago Community Hospice
PO Box 8002
Gardens
Dunedin 9041

This page was last updated at 7:13AM on November 28, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Otago Community Hospice.