Community Palliative Care
Most Hospice North Shore patients are cared for in their own homes, primarily by their GP, family/whānau and other health care professionals. To supplement this, an experienced palliative care hospice nurse is available to give advice by phone 24 hours a day.
The Hospice North Shore Community Team offers skilled support for patients and families/whānau by providing emotional support, information and practical advice. The Community hospice nurses have specialist knowledge and expertise to be able to care for patients and their families/whānau and also to provide a point of contact for other health professionals to ensure care for patients is co-ordinated and meets the patients’ individual needs.
Whilst the GP and families/whānau assume the primary responsibility for the care of the patient/relative, the hospice nursing service is intended to support and work in partnership with the patient, family/whānau and other health care professionals. A 24-hour telephone advice service is only a phone call away.