Palliative care is very active total care - it is not about giving up and doing nothing. The care is for people whose illness is no longer curable, the goal is around providing quality of life, managing pain and symptoms.

Patients who have Hospice Taranaki involved in their care may have cancer or other life limiting illnesses (heart, lung or kidney failure or neurological diseases such as motor neurone disease), with a focus on ensuring in every way possible that a persons journey is experienced with comfort, care and dignity.

Hospice Taranaki provides free care to all patients and their families, so that patients and the whãnau are able to focus on living every moment together.

At Hospice Taranaki we embrace diversity of age, ethnicity, means, lifestyle or religion. Affirming life and offering dignity and hope, acknowledging the uniqueness of each person and striving to work in partnership to meet patient and family needs.

Hospice Taranaki is a registered Charitable Trust, founded in 1992 and administered by a Board of Trustees.




Bequest Information

Your gift to the hospice in your Will (a bequest) ensures the future of the free services Hospice Taranaki provides to the community.


Giving to Hospice...

We depend very much on the generosity of the Taranaki community, grants from Trusts, donations. fundraising events and most of all our wonderful HospiceShops.

HospiceShops in Taranaki

Our 5 HospiceShops, are major contributors of funds to financially support Hospice Taranaki so that our services continue to remain free to patients and families/whanau.


Volunteers are our lifeblood. 124,478 volunteer hours were provided from the community during the 2018/19 year.  Volunteers support all components of the hospice programme, including helping with reception, administration, driving, fundraising, Day Programme hosts, flowers, baking, knitting, gardening, housekeeping, and more!

Snapshot of the "Big Picture" 2019/2020

To see the big picture for the previous financial year, click here

Community Business partnerships - our Hospice Champions

Sustainable future thanks to our 100 Club:

Learn more about how you can help Hospice for the future ...

Support Services

Services available to Hospice Patients, their families/whanau and significant others.

Providing... Counselling, Carers Programme, Patient Discussion Group, Bereavement Support Group, Social Work, Spiritual Care and Advice, Memorial Services, Art Therapy, Biography Service, Bereavement Support.

contact the Support Services Team


Current Vacancy

We currently have two vacancies:  

  • Counsellor/Therapist - Aged Care (2 days per week)
  • Counsellor/Therapist - 4 days per week 
  • Casual Registered Nurse

click here to follow the link to find out more...

Calves for Hospice...

Would you like further information regarding assisting Hospice Taranaki with a donation of a calf? Click here to go to the detailed information.

Teeing off for Hospice hosted by George MacArthur

2022 - date Sunday 6th March

Our thanks go to the businesses and organisations who supported our very successful inaugural golf tournament earlier this year, and our celebrities who gave their time and golf skills to help make this event a success.  Our grateful thanks also go to our wonderful volunteers, without whom there would have been no event. click on this link.

Hospice Taranaki and End Of Life Choice Act


Visiting Te Rangimarie Hospice

(Hospice Taranaki inpatient unit)

5 David St, Westown NEW PLYMOUTH

Open visiting times for families

General visiting 10am - 7pm daily

24 hour Service

We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For patient care telephone 06 753 7830


Living Every Moment - he ra hou, he oranga ngakau

Hospice Taranaki

Call us 24/7 at 06 753 7830