Northland > Community Health Services >

North Haven Hospice

Community Health Service



North Haven Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people of all ages and with any life-limiting condition, and support for their families/whānau and carers.

We are a community resource and there is no charge for our service, which is available to anyone in the Whangārei District and the south-east of the Kaipara District including Mangawhai, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Topuni and Oruawharo - a total area of 3150 square-kilometres, and with a population of 100,000.

Hospice is not a 'place', but a philosophy of care known as palliative care and which can happen anywhere. The majority of patients receive our care and support entirely in their homes or place of residence. Patients who need a higher level of care and support may have a short admission to our inpatient unit (IPU), mostly for symptom management before returning home.

North Haven Hospice's premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei, are like a hub, and where Hospice's IPU, doctors, nurses, pharmacist, family support team, Te Tumu Manaaki, healthcare assistants and other staff are based.

Our medical and clinical staff work closely with other hospital teams, GPs, district nurses and other health professionals to provide palliative care.

Whilst around three-quarters of patients have a cancer diagnosis, one-quarter of patients have other life-limiting illnesses such as disease of the heart, lung, kidney, and liver, or motor neurone disease.

For patients, a referral to Hospice does not necessarily mean that death is imminent, rather that they have symptoms which are complex and need specialist palliative care to improve their quality of life.

Our care is holistic, embracing the physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their family/whānau and carers.

Our vision: Compassionate communities that work together supporting people to live and die well  | Hapori aroha e mahi tahi ki te tautoko i te iwi kiora me te mate pai


Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us


Free of charge


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

North Haven Hospice can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, our Reception area is only attended from 8am- 4.30pm Monday through to Friday. If you are visiting After Hours please use the call bell at the side door as signposted.

Services Provided

End of life care




Contact Details

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

24A Takahe Street
Whangarei 0112
New Zealand

Information about this location

View on Google Maps

Get directions

Street Address

24A Takahe Street
Whangārei 0112
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 7050
Whangārei 0144
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 12:26PM on June 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by North Haven Hospice.