Hospice North Shore is a local charity. We provide compassionate, specialist palliative care to people who are dying, while supporting their families and caregivers. Anyone living with a life-limiting condition such as heart failure, motor-neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cancer may benefit from Hospice care.
Our nurses, doctors and family support team work alongside GPs, hospital teams, district nurses and other health professionals to provide you with specialist health and social care. The majority of our care is provided in the community, although some people may benefit from a short stay in our inpatient unit (IPU) in Takapuna.
Hospice services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. We will do our very best to look after you, and your family, in every possible way. We hope you find what you need to know about Hospice North Shore. If not, please get in touch with us by email or by calling 09 486 1688.
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Hospice North Shore care includes
specialist palliative care nurses and doctors
9 inpatient beds for short term admissions and respite care
family support, practical advice and counselling
chaplaincy & Pou Arahi (previously Kaiawhina) support
physiotherapy and pharmacist services
a Hospice day group programme
a 24 hour helpline
palliative care education and training
Hospice Care at Home
Hospice care at home forms the largest proportion of our service. Hospice nurses, and other members of our specialist team, visit patients who wish to stay in the comfort and familiarity of the place they call home, with the knowledge that expert help and advice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team are specialists in palliative care. They work with your GP and other healthcare professionals to help you manage your symptoms and enjoy the best possible quality of life. They also provide emotional support and can help you make decisions about your current and future care. We offer different levels of care, depending on your needs. More information about care at home can be found here
Hospice Inpatient Unit
Our 9 bed inpatient unit (IPU) is a short stay unit based in Shea Terrace, Takapuna. Admissions to the inpatient unit are based on the urgency and complexity of your needs.
You may be admitted to our inpatient unit for several reasons, including
for the management of pain or troublesome symptoms
for care in the final stages of your illness if care at home is no longer possible
for short-term respite care, to give your family or caregivers a break at home.
Living with a serious illness can affect every aspect of a person’s life. There may be many extra strains and stresses at home, and in daily life. Our family support team offers practical and emotional support to families, including children and young people, learning to cope with uncertainty, loss and grief.
You can visit our FAQ page or contact us for more information.