Inpatient Unit


Hospice Waikato has an 11-bed Inpatient Unit (IPU) on Cobham Drive, Hamilton. Patients can be admitted for complex symptom management, respite care, and end-of-life care.

Our focus in IPU is on managing symptoms and improving your quality of life, working in partnership with you in order to provide you withthe very best individualised care possible.

Our team includes specialist palliative care nurses and doctors and your care is determined by your needs. Inpatient Unit patients have access to our Family Services team which includes social workers, counsellors, spiritual care coordinator, music therapist, vounteers and massage therapists.

Our team is committed to providing holistic care and respecting your cultural and spiritual needs.

Our skilled professionals provide clinical support with care and compassion. Time spent identifying the needs of you and your family/whānau will help ensure that your treatment and care is the best possible. This approach is central to our philosophy.

Our rooms are private and spacious, each with its own en suite, TV, and outdoor area. Lounge areas with kitchenettes are available for use by patients, family/whānau and friends.

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.