We provide specialist care for people of any age and with any terminal illness or life-limiting condition, and support for their families, whanāu and carers.
We are a community charity.
We specialise in a holistic philosophy of care known in health and medical terms as palliative care.
Te Korowai Hūmārie North Haven care can happen anywhere. Most people receive our care and support entirely in their homes or place of residence, or at the Whangārei Hospital, where they are visited by North Haven doctors, community nurses and family support team members.
We help people live with dignity and hope while they cope with change, grief and the end of life.
We are a community charity and there is no charge for our services.
A referral to Te Korowai Hūmārie North Haven care does not necessarily mean that death is imminent. It means a person has symptoms that are complex needing specialist care to improve their quality of life. The person registered with us and their whānau are always in the driver’s seat.
Our care is holistic and embraces the physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of people and their family, whānau and carers.
Anyone who lives in the Whangārei District or south-east Kaipara District including Mangawhai, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto, Topuni and Ōruawharo can access North Haven services.
For people who need a closer level of monitoring or have symptoms not easily managed at home, our In-Patient Unit (IPU) is there for a short-term stay at Te Whare Hūmārie in Whangārei. Most people stay between five and seven days and once ready to return home, most people do. People can also stay at the hospice to allow their carers a break or time out for a few days or nights.
We work collaboratively with other relevant services to develop a greater understanding of specialist palliative care and to provide quality palliative care in our communities.
The North Haven Hospice premises are also used for patients under Te Tai Tokerau Northland hospice care based in Kaipara, Kerikeri and Kaitaia.