Who can make a referral?
Patients can be referred to Hospice Taranaki by their GP, hospital doctor, medical specialist, or; self referral is also possible.
However as it is a community organisation, anyone - be they patient, family member or health professional - should feel free to contact the hospice if they are concerned about someone living with a life limiting illness. It is important that before making this call that you do have that patients permission.
Phone: Hospice Taranaki 06 753 7830 to find out more.
The referred patient may then require an assessment by a member of the Hospice palliative care team.