What is hospice palliative care?

Hospice is not about a building, it is a philosophy of care

Hospice palliative care is a special type of care for patients and families confronted with life-limiting illness; it is a holistic approach to providing the best possible quality of life for these patients.

Hospice palliative care affirms life.

Hospice provides support and care for patients and families/whanau so that they may live as fully and as comfortably as possible.

Hospice recognises dying as a normal process and neither hastens nor postpones death.

Hospice recognises grief as a normal response to loss. Support to families and caregivers continues into the bereavement period.

The focus of hospice care is on quality of life, for both the patient and their families.

All Hospice services are offered free of charge to those assessed as needing our support.

Tuku whaka oki oki

Palliative care - to give comfort