About Hospice Care

Our services are for people who have reached a stage in their illness where the focus of treatment is on comfort and quality of life rather than cure and for the people who care for them. Hospice Waikato’s services are available to all people, regardless of their ethnicity, age, culture, gender.

Our Services Include:

  • Hospice@Home for Hamilton City, Ngaruawahia, Cambridge
  • Rural Outreach Services in the outer Waikato, working in partnership with the District Nurses
  • Rainbow  Place – our children and young peoples care facility
  • 10 bed In-Patient Unit – for Symptom Management, end of life and arranged respite
  • Family Services  – that include emotional support throughout illness and death including counselling for individuals and families
  • Support groups for family/whanau
  • Family Support Volunteers
  • Life Review for patients
  • Equipment resources and library books for loan to patient/families
  • Education for community groups and health professionals
  • We facilitate the Hospice NZ education programmes for health professionals
  • Consultants in Hospice care with other health professionals
  • We provide suitable meeting rooms for both the DHB and other health professionals

Do you have to pay for Hospice care?

All Hospice Waikato services are provided at no charge to patients and their families / whanau.

How can this service be accessed?

Patients [or their family / whanau] can contact us direct, or ask their doctor, health professional or hospital ward to refer them to us.

Education opportunities

Contact Hospice if you have an education need or to get more information on the Hospice NZ education packages.
We currently facilitate the following:

  • Palliative care for Health Care Assistants course
  • Syringe Drive course
  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care

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