Family Support Team

Providing emotional, social and spiritual support to our patients and their families is an important part of what we do. Our trained counsellors help not only the patients but also families and carers cope with the issues arising from the illness and support them during bereavement.

Carers can support your loved ones by:

  • doing your best to be a good listener
  • be truthful
  • enjoy the good days - Make the most of your time!
  • don't be afraid to ask question, and ask for help

Everyone faces death in their own way; making choices and having control is an important way to keep your dignity at the end of life.

Moku a no enei ra

ka hekejeke; he rakau ka

hinga ki te mano wai!

Let these few days be for

me, for the declining sun;

a tree falling through

many floods of waters