Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki's Position on EOLCA

HOSPICE TARANAKI - Te Kahu Pairuri ki Taranaki

You matter because you are you.  You matter to the last moment of your life - Dame Cicely Saunders (founder of the modern Hospice movement)

Specialist palliative care services provided by Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki support patients of all ages and their families/whānau facing a life-limiting illness. Our committed professional staff provide care based upon the individual needs of patients and family/whānau during their journey and bereavement addressing a combination of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural choices.

Services provided include support of the patient in the community, inpatient care, respite care, a 24hr seven day advice service, outpatient clinic, day procedures, an activities-based day programme, social work services, family/whānau support, pastoral support and bereavement support. We have an extensive range of care equipment to assist patients to remain in their own home. All our services are provided at no cost to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

We acknowledge and respect the options that patients may now consider as part of the provisions of the End of Life Choice Act. Our hospice does not provide assisted dying services as palliative care practice neither hastens nor postpones death occurring. Our staff, contractors and volunteers will not participate in any intervention that is part of the Act.  We do not allow any interventions under the Act to be carried out within our facilities.

Our hospice remains committed to providing excellent palliative services and end of life care while being mindful of the individual choices our patients may wish to make. All services provided by Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki will continue free of judgement, regardless of your choice. We are here to support you, your whānau and friends along your journey.

He rā hou he oranga ngākau - living every moment.

Paul Lamb - Chief Executive Officer

May 2023