HOSPICE AWARENESS WEEK: May 11-18
Hospice Awareness Week is runing from 11-18 May and is an opportunity for everyone to step back from the daily grind and think about who and what is important and what living every moment means in a personal sense.
“The purpose of Hospice Awareness Week is to raise awareness of the care and support the 29 hospice services around the country provide, and also to spread the underpinning philosophy of hospice – to live every moment – throughout the community,” says Mary Schumacher, CEO Hospice NZ.
Hospice Waikato is marking 2014 with a major telephone appeal that is during April and May. Each year we need to raise approximately $2million and the telephone appeal will contribute to that. We also have our Bucket List Banquet on the 22nd May for more details click here.
Hospice employs 70 staff including Social Workers, Bereavement Therapists, Counsellors, Arts Therapists, it employs 29 nurses and uses 550 volunteers to provide these services
The organisation offers its services to the Waikato area with nurses based in all major Waikato regions -From Thames, Coromandel, Franklin in the north to Taupo in the south and coast to coast.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what hospice is, and how Hospice Waikato can help you or a loved one, take a look through our website, or phone 07 859 1260. You can also visit us at the Gallagher Family Hospice on Cobham Drive Hillcrest Hamilton.
“You don’t have to be dying from a life-limiting condition to take the opportunity to review how your life is going, to ask yourself what living every moment means to you,” she says.
Hospice is not just a building; it is a philosophy of care which extends beyond physical needs, encompassing emotional, spiritual and social needs of a person and their family.