At North Haven Hospice we are very grateful to the community who generously support us in so many ways enabling us to continue to provide our services free of charge. Building close working relationships and improved understanding of Hospice with the community, at all levels, is core to the vision and work of Hospice into the future.
We have valued relationships at many levels with our local community and are committed to a partnership with iwi. We are actively working to build our capacity as a mainstream provider of care that is responsive to the needs of Maori and also other ethnic groups.
Our Cultural Responsiveness Group was formed in 2014, in response to a growing demand to address the needs of Maori when accessing hospice services. The group meets bimonthly and membership of the group comprises our Kaumatua and Kuia, representatives from local iwi, Hospice, the Northland District Health Board, other local Maori health providers and individuals. All members of the group volunteer their time and share their experience and wisdom to further develop ways in which we can work together to improve understanding and service delivery.
In 2015 the Cutural Responsiveness Group welcomed Pasifica representation.