• Outpatient clinics and home visits for specialist palliative care assessment and advice.
  • Home visits for emotional, social and spiritual care and support.
  • Loan of equipment for use in your home.
  • Liaison with district nurses, GPs
  • and other health services to plan and co-ordinate your care.
  • Bereavement support for family/whānau.

Make an Online Donation
Your donation helps us make each day count for our terminally ill patients and their families. If you would like to donate, please click here.

In Lieu of Flowers Donation
Your loved one may have requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Hospice Waikato, or you may feel this is what they would have wanted. If you choose this option your Funeral Director will be able to advise how this will be handled at the service.

Donate in Memory Of
After the funeral and sometimes on anniversaries, people often wish to endorse the work we do by making a donation in memory of a loved one.

Leave a Bequest
Should you wish to make a Bequest to Hospice Waikato please contact us to discuss the kind of gifts that could strengthen the work we do in the community for people living with a life limiting condition and their families.

Donate by Phone
If you wish to make a phone donation to Hospice Waikato please call 0800 HOSPICE (0800 467 7423) during office hours. If calling from abroad, please call +64 7 859 1260 during office hours 8.00am – 5.00pm.

Donate in Person
You are welcome to personally bring your donation to Hospice Waikato. We are located at 334 Cobham Drive, Hillcrest Hamilton.

Donate by Bank Transfer
To organise a direct debit from your bank account, please contact Kirsten Rose in our Fundraising & Marketing team by email kirsten.rose@hospicewaikato.org.nz or by calling 08 859 1260.

Donate by Mail
Please make cheques payable to Hospice Waikato and post to:

Marketing and Fundriasing
Hospice Waikato
PO Box 325
Waikato Mail Centre

Volunteer Learning and Development – Non patient Roles

As a volunteer when you join our organisation, we want you to feel comfortable and welcome in your new environment and provide you with the tools you will need to successfully undertake your role. All volunteers are required to undertake a degree of training.

Volunteers who will be undertaking roles that do not involve patient contact will need to undertake a 2 hour orientation. The orientation introduces you to our Hospice Philosophy by sharing or way of being, our vision, values, philosophy, services and culture plus will teach you about the roles of our Volunteers. At the end of the training you should have an understanding of hospices holistic approach to death, dying, grief and bereavement.
Orientation Training is held once a month at Hospice

Volunteers working in our Retail stores will undergo specific training relating to the role they are undertaking directly within our stores.

Volunteer Learning and Development – Patient Contact Roles

Volunteers who will be working directly with patients will be required to undertake a 2 day training programme. This training will introduce you to our Hospice Philosophy by sharing or way of being, our vision, values, philosophy, services and culture, plus you will receive in-depth knowledge on the following topics:

o Navigating the journey / End of Life Care
o Communication and Listening
o Confidentiality / Privacy and Boundaries
o Palliative Care and Children
o Grief and Loss
o Spirituality and Culture
o Compassion Fatigue/Self Care

Some of the roles which require attendance at the 2 day training programme are:
Family Support, Life Review, Restore Therapies, In Patient Unit Host, Creative Therapy, Bereavement Support, Spiritual Care support, Massage Therapy, Play Coordinators
2 Day training is held three times a year, generally in March, June and September, at Hospice