About Us

"you matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die "

- Dame Cicely Saunders 1918 - 2005 (the founder of the modern Hospice movement.)

The aim of the specialist palliative care service provided by Hospice Taranaki is to support patients of all ages with a life-limiting illness, based on individual need and to optimise quality of life until death and bereavement. This support is achieved by assessing and addressing the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of the patient and their family/whanau. Support is also provided for the individual's family/whanau, throughout the illness and after death.

The comprehensive care is available both at our in-patient unit Te Rangimarie and in the community.

Palliative care is provided in such a way as to meet the unique palliative care needs of individuals from all cultures, ethnic backgrounds, communities or groups. These include: Maori, Pacific People, Asian, people with disabilities and mental illness, the elderly, and those in rural communities.

The services provided include support of the patient in the community, inpatient care, respite care, a 24hr advice service seven days a week, out patient clinics, day procedures, an activities-based day programme, social work services, family support, pastoral support and bereavement support. We have an extensive range of equipment to assist patients to remain in their own home.

OUR VISION: Hospice philosophy of care is freely available for all patients and their families/whanau at the end of life.

OUR MISSION: Hospice Taranaki works in partnership with patients, their families/whanau and organisations to provide and influence best practice care, support and understanding at end of life.


Compassion - Aroha,

Dignity - Whakarangatira,

Respect - Whakaute,

Fairness - Tika,

Trust - Whakawhirinaki,

Honesty - Pono,

Choice - Puwharu.