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Northland DHB Palliative Care Service

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Description

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.

The hospital now employs palliative care specialists who can be added to the team of health professionals looking after patients in hospital when appropriate.

The hospital contracts to North Haven Hospice to provide inpatient palliative care as part of the patients' care team for Northland residents.

Referral Expectations

The palliative care specialist can be requested to have input for a patient by members of the health professional team. The patient or family/whanau can also request a referral to be made to this service.

At the time of referral, it is helpful to include copies of important letters and copies of test results as well as discharge summaries from recent hospital admissions. This will help the hospice gain a clearer more in-depth picture of the current situation.

Northland Palliative Care

  • Hospital Palliative Care Liaison Team 09 430 4100 – ask the operator to transfer you
  • North Haven Hospice 09 437 3355 - admin@northhavenhospice.org.nz
  • Hospice Kaipara 09 439 3330 - manager.hki@xtra.co.nz
  • Hospice Mid Northland 09 407 7799 - manager@hospicemn.org.nz
  • Far North Community Hospice 09 408 0092 - admin@fnpacc.org.nz

Charges

No charges apply to this service.

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

Fax (09) 430 4115 during working hours; (09) 430 4132 after hours

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 430 4100

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Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road
Whangarei

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Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road
Whangarei

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 3:45PM on February 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Palliative Care Service.