Palliative care at North Haven is centred on understanding and helping patients, their families and whanau, to cope with any physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural needs or concerns arising from their life-limiting illness. A wide range of other health providers assist the hospice team to deliver comprehensive specialist care, regardless of where a patient is based - in a private home, other care facility, in hospital or the In Patient Unit at Hospice.
Patients of all ages with conditions such as: cancer, heart failure, motor neurone disease, emphysema, and multiple sclerosis can access and benefit from the services we provide.
Our specialist care team works in partnership with the patient and their family, to provide the necessary care and, enabling a patient to have the best quality of life possible. Sometimes the involvement is short (1or 2 contacts) and for others there is an ongoing relationship over many months. It depends on what is needed.
Our Living Well Programme operates at North Haven Hospice on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The programme provides a wide range of activities including support for all patients of Hospice and their carers. It provides an opportunity to take a break, participate in activities and to spend social time with others who are facing similar challenges.
If you would like to know more about the activities offered in 2016 or you would like to talk with us about coming along to any of the activities, please call our Living Well Programme Coordinator on 09 437 3355 or email Jacquir@northhavenhospice.org.nz.