Family/Whānau Support Services

 

Supporting families/whānau through the journey of change, loss, grief and bereavement

Coming to terms with serious illness and dying can be difficult and distressing for all concerned. When someone is seriously ill, everyone around him or her is affected. The patient and family/ whānau may deal with a whole host of emotions, from anger to helplessness, fear or depression.

Through our Family Services team, Hospice Waikato provides patients and families/whānau with an opportunity to identify and deal with the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of terminal illness. The team includes counsellors, social workers, spiritual care-coordinator and a music therapist. Counselling Often the emotional pain and stresses associated with illness or death can be as difficult to deal with as physical symptoms. Hospice Waikato offers professional counselling services for patients and families facing illness, death and bereavement.