Bereavement Services


As you will be aware, the COVID–19 pandemic is rapidly evolving across New Zealand and the World, with the situation changing daily. It is very important to us that we protect the wellbeing of Hospice Waikato's patients and their family members, as well as our staff and volunteers. Because of the current risks related the COVID-19 virus, we need to make changes to how we provide many of our services. Some services will change or reduce, and others will stop.

Our Patient/Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups will not be running until further notice

Of all the losses faced in life, the death of someone close can leave the emptiest feelings of loneliness and pain. While these feelings are a natural part of the grieving process, there may be times when it seems as if there is no way through.

It takes effort to pick up the threads of your life again. Initially people often feel drained and tired, so it takes some time to recover. It is common to feel in a vacuum now that the person you cared for has died. You may have slowly spent more and more of your time being with them, thinking about them, planning and arranging things for them. Now all this is over. People often feel exhausted, tired and lost at this point.

We have a range of counselling services that are available for patients and family/whānau during your illness and family bereavement.

Please note: not all services are available in all areas. Our services are offered based on an assessment of need and may include referral to and collaboration with other services.