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.
- Remembrance Service is being held on Thursday the 14th November at 6.30pm at St Peters Church, above Little Oneroa. Sister Shout will be singing and candles will be lit to remember loved ones that have died.
- 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.
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.