Inpatient Unit


Hospice Waikato has an 11-bed Inpatient Unit (IPU) where patients can be admitted for symptom management, respite care, and end-of-life care.

Our team includes specialist palliative care nurses and doctors and we are committed to providing holistic care and respecting your cultural and spiritual needs. Our skilled professionals provide clinical support with care and compassion and spend time identifying the needs of you and your family/whānau to help ensure that your treatment and care plan meets your needs.

Our focus in IPU is on managing symptoms and improving your quality of life - this approach is central to our philosophy.

The length of your stay is decided on an individual basis with most patients returning to their own homes. Our Inpatient Unit does not provide long-term care, with most stays being between 7 and 10 days.