Specialist palliative care
for local people living with any life-limiting illness,
and support for their families/whānau and carers
Quality Care with a Community Heart
North Haven Hospice, Te Korowai Humarie, provides specialist palliative care for people living with a life-limiting illness, and support for their families/whānau and carers.
We are a community resource and there is no charge for our service, which is available to anyone in the Whangārei District and south-east of Kaipara District including Mangawhai, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Topuni and Oruawharo - a total area of 3150 square-kilometres, and with a population of 100,000.
Hospice is not a 'place', but a philosophy of care known as palliative care and which can happen anywhere. The majority of patients receive our care and support entirely in their homes or place of residence. Patients who need a higher level of care and support may have a short admission to our inpatient unit (IPU), mostly for symptom management before returning home.
North Haven Hospice's premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei, are like a hub, and where Hospice's IPU, doctors, specialist nurses, pharmacist, family support team, Te Tumu Manaaki, and other staff are based.
In the 2018/19 year, we provided care and support for 560 patients aged from 16 to 99 years-old, with on-average 120 patients in our care at any one time. Whilst around two-thirds of patients had a cancer diagnosis, one-third of patients had other life-limiting illnesses such as disease of the heart, lung, kidney, and liver, or motor neurone disease.
For patients, a referral to Hospice does not necessarily mean that death is imminent, rather that they have symptoms which are complex and need specialist palliative care to improve their quality of life.
Our care is holistic, embracing the physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their family/whānau and carers.
Our vision: Compassionate communities that work together supporting people to live and die well | Hapori aroha e mahi tahi ki te tautoko i te iwi kiora me te mate pai