Totara Hospice South Auckland
Totara Hospice South Auckland has been meeting palliative care needs of the South and the South East Auckland community now for 30 years. Totara Hospice South Auckland is able to provide free of charge care and support for families/ whanau of any person living with a life limiting illness in our community.
Totara Hospice South Auckland is a supportive and caring organisation based on a philosophy of care rather than a destination, as commonly thought. The majority of hospice care is based in the community, delivered by our Community Palliative Care Nursing team. For greater care needs an Inpatient Unit, Totara House based in Manurewa, is available to any person requiring care regardless of age, illness, ethnicity or need and this care is delivered 24 hours 7 days a week by our skilled IPU team.
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 Tina McCafferty.
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.
To maintain continuity of care, a 24-hour, seven day-a-week advice and emergency service is available.
Inpatient Unit - Totara House is a 12-bed unit which provides 24-hour inpatient medical and nursing care.
Administration: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
Our 12-bed Inpatient Unit is located at 140 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa.… More
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.
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
John Savoury Amcal Pharmacy
|Manurewa Medical Centre Pharmacy Ltd
|Papatoetoe City Centre Pharmacy
Specific pharmacies for syringe driver distribution only - Counties Manukau region.
Educator: Kathryn Robinson ph: (09) 640 0277
- Admin Fax (09) 640 0291
- Fax Medical (09) 640 0292
140 Charles Prevost Drive
140 Charles Prevost Drive
PO Box 75560
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This page was last updated at 11:31AM on November 2, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Totara Hospice South Auckland.