Hospice Tairawhiti provides community based hospice care for the people of Tairawhiti, from Morere to Potaka.
Hospice or palliative care is specialised care for people with life limiting conditions. Our focus is on improving quality of life for the person and providing support for the whanau. We do this by providing practical advice, physical, emotional, and spiritual support, with the emphasis on pain relief and symptom management. The service includes whanau support and grief and bereavement care.
While the majority of people are cared for in their own homes, we also provide support to people in resthomes and hospital. While we do not have a hospice inpatient unit, we do have two designated beds within Gisborne Hospital if circumstances mean it is no longer possible or appropriate to care for a person at home.
To ensure the best possible care for patent and family we work in partnership with a variety of health professionals including general practitioners, district nurses, Gisborne Hospital, and other allied health services.
As with all hospice palliative care services throughout New Zealand, the majority of our funding comes by way of grants and donations. Hospice care is provided free of charge for all people in need, regardless of religion, race, gender or age.
Hospice Tairawhiti is a member of Hospice New Zealand.
If you or a loved one could benefit from the services we offer, please speak to your doctor about a referral.