Our Hospice Service offers free practical home help and compassionate companionship for the incurably ill of any age and their families. We have provided this care on the island since 1994.
Every day hospice cares for people and their whānau in the final chapter of their lives. Now we are bringing their stories to life in a heartwarming and insightful video series.
A walking bereavement support group is on Fridays at 10am from 2/11 Moa Ave, Oneroa. Please txt or phone 027 609 8099 / 372 7131 to confirm that you are coming.
A new podcast series to help carers who have been thrown in the deep end caring for loved ones who are dying is now available on all good podcast apps.
The series, created by the specialist palliative care team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Philosophy of Hospice Services
The general principles that apply to all hospice services are:
Hospice care affirms life – the emphasis is on comfort and improving the quality of life, not curing the disease.
Hospice recognises that dying is normal and that hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death
Hospice recognises that grief is a normal response to loss and support for those grieving continues as long as it is needed.
Hospice care should be given to all without bias and with respect for each person's choices, their traditions and their religious beliefs.
Hospice care is holistic. The physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual components of a person are important and treated with care according to need.