Hospice Directory

Following are a list of New Zealand Hospices, and the services they offer.


Far North Hospice
58A Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia
Phone 09 408 0092
Far North Hospice provides hospice care in the community. It is located in Kaitaia next to the main street and covers a geographic area from the Maungamukas to the Cape and from the North Hokianga to Taupo Bay in the East.

Hospice Mid-Northland
Stella Drive, Kerikeri
Phone 09 407 7799      
Hospice Mid-Northland provides specialist palliative care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge, to anyone in the mid-northland community suffering from a life limiting illness.  Hospice Mid-Northland covers the area from Towai in the South to Taupo Bay in the North and coast to coast in between, serving a population of approximately 40,000. Our Hospice nurses and Family Support Counsellor visit patients in their own home to offer pain and symptom control and support for patients and their family/whanau, as well as provide specialist education sessions for other health professionals.   Our In-patient Unit is available for respite care  and an extensive range of hospice loan equipment is available to our patients, free of charge. 

Hospice Kaipara
Dargaville Hospital, Awakino Road, Dargaville
Phone 09 439 7149 x 6716
Hospice Kaipara serves the Kaipara District which has a population of about 26,000 people. It covers from the Waipoua Forest to Paparoa, the Dargaville township and its surrounds which includes from Pouto to Tangiteroia.
As a multidisciplinary team made up of nurse manager, district nurses, social workers, GPs, Northland Health inpatient services and Te Ha O Te Oranga, Hospice Kaipara  works closely as a team to ensure care co-ordination and services are delivered in a timely co-ordinated way for the benefit of the patient and their families.
It has two dedicated beds within the hospital available for respite care and end-of-life care as appropriate. We are fortunate to have a large pool of trained volunteers available to help patients and their families at home with the added support of day/night nursing as required.

North Haven Hospice
24A Takahe Street, Tikipunga
Phone 09 437 3355      
North Haven Hospice is the specialist provider of palliative care for the community of the Whangarei District, and the wider Northland region in association with the other hospices of Northland.   We are a multi-disciplinary team of medical and clinical staff, supported by administration and fundraising teams.  North Haven provides case co-ordination, a community volunteer service, education, a biography service, family support including counselling, and bereavement care.  We have a 6 bed unit for in-patient care, as well as an out-patient programme called Living Well. We care for patients and their families at home, hospital, residential homes; wherever they chose to be and we truly believe in Living Every Moment.


Hospice Waiheke Homecare
42 Wharf Rd, Ostend
Phone 09 372 7131      
We provide volunteer support to patients and their families, both in their homes and at Estuary cottage. We also provide body work, bereavement support and loan equipment as required.

Hibiscus Hospice
2A John Dee Crescent, Red Beach 
Phone 09 4219180      
Hibiscus Hospice provides free of charge, palliative care and comfort to people affected by life limiting illness – and support for their families during the period of illness and beyond. Our aim is to compassionately assist patients and loved ones make the most of their remaining time together and to achieve the best possible quality of life. We offer both at-home and in-patient based care, volunteer home help, loan equipment, counseling, social work and chaplaincy services, along with a variety of social and support groups.

Hospice North Shore
7 Shea Terrace, Takapuna
Phone 09 486 1688      
Whoever you are, Hospice North Shore welcomes you with love, compassion and total commitment to making your life as happy and as pain-free as possible.  We have no religious, ethnic or political boundaries and our services are free for all. We are a community organisation whose prime objective is to improve the quality of life for people with a life limiting illness and for their families offering services such as: medical assistance delivered by doctors and nurses, counselling & support and social support & spiritual advice.

Amitabha Hospice
44 Powell Street, Avondale
Phone 09 8283321      
Following the World Health Organisation's guidelines for palliative care, the NZ Palliative Care Strategy and the NZ Cancer Strategy for Palliative Care, Amitabha Hospice Service offers free practical home help and compassionate companionship.  Services are for the elderly and people with a life limiting illness of any age and their families with specially trained and supervised caregivers throughout the greater Auckland area. Based on principals of love, integrity, equanimity and service, each family member and staff member is accorded equal respect and compassion with regard to their individuality and uniqueness as members of the larger universal human family. Amitabha Hospice  is dedicated to developing and maintaining the highest quality of compassionate care in co-operation with other professional community services. 

Mercy Hospice
61 College Hill, Ponsonby
Phone 09 361 5966      
Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. We also offer support to family, friends and carers to help them cope with problems arising from the illness and to rebuild their lives afterwards. All our services are offered free to patients and their families, regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion, thanks to the generosity of our community.
We support people living in the Auckland District Health Board area. This covers Auckland City and the central suburbs from Glendowie in the east to Avondale in the west, Herne Bay in the north to Mount Wellington in the south. Specialist inpatient care is also provided to people from Waiheke and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Our services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hospice West Auckland
52 Beach Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Phone 09 834 9750      
Hospice West Auckland exists so people with a life limiting illness in West Auckland and those who care for them experience death as a dignified and compassionately supported process. Our community Hospice serves a diverse population of 220,000 people throughout greater West Auckland to the west coast beaches, Kumeu and Helensville, and up to the South Kaipara Heads. At any one time our service delivery teams are caring for more than 180 patients and their families and are available 24/7. Services include community care, day programmes, respite care, complementary therapies, bereavement care, equipment, community education and a wide range of family services.

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice
Hospice House , 51 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth
Phone 09 425 9535      
We provide compassionate, family-centred care to help patients live the last portion of their life in much the same way that they lived the previous stages - supported and surrounded by those they care about. We visit patients in their homes and support is just a phone call away, at any time.  Care extends to patients' families, with professional counselling and practical help both before and after death. We offer complementary therapies, such as massage and art therapy, for patients and carers.  The sooner you contact us, the more we can do to make each day the best day possible.

Franklin Hospice
9a Collie Road, Pukekohe
Phone 09 238 9376      
Franklin Hospice provides a range of domiciliary support services for people with life limiting illness and their families in the Franklin district. These services include: the provision of a wide range of equipment and furniture, transport service, visiting/sitting with patients, day/night nursing, respite care, day-stay sessions, bereavement services, community palliative care nursing, biography service.

Totara Hospice South Auckland
140 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa
Phone 09 6400025      
Totara Hospice south Auckland has been meeting the hospice palliative care needs of our community for nearly 30 years providing care for people living with progressive life limiting illnesses and support for their family/whanau. We provide 9 Inpatient beds which are used for respite, symptom control or end of life care,community palliative care nursing service, counseling and social work, day stay facilities, ambulatory care facilities for day procedures and clinics, complementary therapies including massage. Our vision is that all people in our community have access to quality end of life care and support when they need it and wherever they need it.

Dove House, Eastern Bays Hospice
207A Riddell Road, Glendowie
Phone 09 575 4555      
Eastern Bays Hospice, also known as Dove House, is a place of refuge to those who come seeking relief from the fear and anxiety that often accompanies a life threatening illness. We aim to promote emotional and spiritual wellbeing and have a strong focus on wellness. We offer counselling and emotional support, workshops, support groups and 24 hour care. Among our range of non-medical therapies, we also offer aromatherapy, massage, traditional chinese therapies, lymphoedema therapy, reflexology, reiki, Essene, art and healing groups.


Hospice Waikato
334 Cobham Drive, Hillcrest
Phone 07 859 1260
Hospice Waikato covers the entire area of the Waikato District Health Board. It has three models of care - for Cambridge, Hamilton and Ngaruawhia - full hospice care and for the rest of the large region it has a collaborative model working with the district nursing staff to provide its service. It also has a paediatric service which is child focused, family friendly Rainbow Place. This service looks after sick children and their families and also works largely with grieving children who have a sibling or significant other who has died.

Bay Of Plenty

Waipuna Hospice
43 Te Puna Station Road, Te Puna
Phone 07 552 4380
Waipuna Hospice provides medical and specialist nursing care and support services to people with life limiting illness and their families in the Western Bay of Plenty community, extending from Waihi Beach to Paengaroa. Our services include inpatient and community-based nursing care, family support, bereavement counselling, massage, volunteer support, a day programme and the loan of resources such as equipment and books. Waipuna Hospice has a 12 bed inpatient facility and is situated on 5 acres on the banks of the Wairoa River in Te Puna, Tauranga.

Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty
39 Goulstone Road, Whakatane
Phone 07 307 2244      
Hospice EBOP services are provided in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region, which includes the Whakatane, Opotiki and Kawerau districts. Patients are visited in their own homes or place of residence. Hospice EBOP services include: Specialist palliative care nursing support – on-call 24/7, day care programmes, grief & bereavement counseling and support, volunteer family support, volunteer biography service, specialist equipment loan, coordination of fully funded palliative care beds, patient & whanau Information, education for generalists. If you or someone you care for in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is experiencing a terminal illness please call us

Central North Island

Rotorua Community Hospice
Phone 07 347 0324      
The Rotorua Community Hospice service has been providing specialist palliative nursing care for people with a life limiting illness who choose to die in their own home since 1984.  We cover a population of over 75,000 residing in Rotorua and surrounding Lakes District. Our services are available free of charge, on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week basis. Care and support includes patient and whanau/family consultation and assessment involving GP’s, Hospital, rest homes specialists and other associated health providers. Grief and bereavement support is a part of the community nursing service with a weekly day-stay programme, personal care from trained Health Care Assistants and specialist equipment loan when required.   

Lake Taupo Hospice
7 Sunset Street, Taupo
Phone 07 377 4252      
Lake Taupo Hospice  provides support for those with a progressive life limiting illness and their family/whanau within the greater Lake Taupo District.  We strive to be a centre of excellence providing the highest quality services. The nursing team provide care coordination, expert advice, support, education and night nursing. A Medical Palliative Specialist visits monthly. The Counsellor and Bereavement team provide care throughout the journey and after a loved one has died. Volunteers provide home visiting, massage, biography writing, beauty-therapy, hairdressing, podiatry, transport, gardening, equipment delivery, and home-baking/meals. All our care is centered around  the Hospice philosophy of ‘Living Every Moment’.

Arohanui Hospice
1 Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North
Phone 06 356 6606      
Arohanui Hospice provides specialist palliative care services for patients and with a life-limiting illness and support for their families and whanau in the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Rangitikei regions.  These services are both inpatient and community based.  Arohanui Hospice has 10 inpatient beds and capacity to provide additional 2 day beds.  The community team of 7 FTE palliative care coordinators work with the interdisciplinary team to provide care. The interdisciplinary team includes social workers, day stay coordinator, pastoral support, counselling, palliative care pharmacist and massage therapist. Arohanui Hospice Service works closely with the hospital- based palliative care team and generalist palliative care providers in the community via the Palliative Care Partnership.  Arohanui Hospice has a well developed Education & Research Unit that contributes to local, national and international education and research.


Hospice Taranaki
5 David Street, Westown, New Plymouth
Phone 06 753 7830
Hospice Taranaki provides a full range of palliative care services to the people of the Taranaki province. Te Rangimarie is the in-patient unit located in New Plymouth, however a comprehensive community service is available throughout the province, in some areas in liaison with the District Nursing service. Hospice Taranaki services include medical, nursing, spiritual and social support to more than 400 patients and their families each year through its team of over 50 staff and in excess of 350 volunteers.

Hospice Wanganui
78 Virginia Road, Wanganui
Phone 06 349 0080      
Our highly skilled team offers a number of complementary therapies, counseling and emotional support to individuals, families and groups. The focus of our service is on wellness within, for those who come seeking to explore a ‘relationship’ with their illness, put tools in their toolbox and be empowered to take control of their life and move forward with confidence.

Hawkes Bay/East Coast

Cranford Hospice
300 Knight Street, Hastings
Phone 06 878 7047
Cranford Hospice is the Hawke’s Bay region’s specialist palliative care service, providing services from Takapau to Mahia, as well as serving patients and families in the Chatham Islands. Community and inpatient care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors and pharmacists, with family support provided by a counsellor, social worker, pastoral care person and kaitakawaenga. Cranford is committed to providing specialist advice, support and education for other health providers and we have strong links with GP practices, the hospital palliative care team, aged/residential care facilities and community pharmacies. The hospice also runs an equipment loan service for patients out in the community, and bereavement support groups are held four times a year.

Hospice Tairawhiti - Gisborne Palliative Care Service
Gisborne Hospital, Ormond Rd, Mangapapa
Phone 06 869 0552      
Gisborne Palliative Care Service is a community based hospice providing care to people with life limiting illness and their families in a variety of settings -  home, hospital or resthome.  We work in partnership with existing services to provide the support and expertise required.  Services provided include; specialist medical care, nursing care, night nursing, equipment loan, spiritual care, grief and bereavement support, volunteer support, education

Wellington/Lower Hutt

Mary Potter Hospice
48 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Phone 04 389 5017
Mary Potter has community services in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti and an 18-bed inpatient facility in Newtown. There are multidisciplinary teams and care co-ordinators in all sites.  In the community Mary Potter works with community health services and GPs as full primary health partners. It also has a strong focus on education, quality and research.  Mary Potter cares for more than 500 people each year, providing services to about 150 patients and their families and friends at any one time.

Mary Potter Hospice In-Patient Unit – Wellington                                                                      
48 – 52 Mein Street
Phone 04 801 0006
Fax 04 389 5035

Mary Potter Community Hospice – Porirua
1A  Prosser Street
Phone 04 237 7563
Fax 04 237 0864

Mary Potter Community Hospice – Kapiti
36 Warrimoo Street
Phone 04 296 1283
Fax 04 298 3970

Te Omanga Hospice
136 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Phone 04 566 4535      
Te Omanga serves the people of the Hutt Valley providing specialist palliative care to people of all ages with a life-limiting illness enabling them to live every moment until their death by addressing their physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs.  We focus on supporting people to remain in their own homes, with the 10-bed inpatient unit available for intensive symptom control, respite care and terminal cares. Support and care is available for family and close friends throughout. We also provide specialist medical and nursing advice, education and support to health professionals in the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Hospice Wairarapa
59 Renall St, Masterton
Phone 06 378 8888      
Our base is “Te Kowhai” at 59 Renall Street, Masterton. Our focus is ensuring that appropriate palliative care facilities and services embracing the Hospice Philosophy and principles are readily available to terminally ill people of all ages and their families.  We have a team of over 70 wonderful volunteers who work alongside the Palliative Care Nursing team and other health service professionals  to provide psycho-social services including companionship, transport assistance, podiatry and massage, baking and emergency meals/supplies, shopping, gardening, time out for families and carers, bereavement support, biographies and equipment loan.  Weekly programmes held at Hospice Wairarapa include a bereavement support coffee morning and the Te Kowhai Day Stay Programme for Patients.


Nelson Region Hospice
40-46 Manuka Street, Nelson
Phone 03 546 3950
Nelson Hospice serves a population of 90,000 in the Nelson and Tasman Districts and includes Murchison,Golden Bay, Motueka, Nelson and Richmond through to the Whanagamoa saddle. Nelson Hospice offers seven inpatient beds, a specialist medical team, palliative care community nurses along with social work, counselling, bereavement,spiritual support and volunteer support . Residential aged care and rural areas are supported by specialist liaison nurses.

Hospice Marlborough
Gate 2, Hospital Road, Blenheim
Phone 03 578 9492      
Serving a population of 46,000, Marlborough Community Hospice covers Blenheim, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. The purpose-built four-bed inpatient facility opened for service delivery in November 2003 with community palliative care, including assessment/care co-ordination and domiciliary care starting in 2005.
The Salvation Army is the contracted service provider while the Marlborough Hospice Trust owns and is responsible for costs associated with the service and facility. The Marlborough Hospice Trust and Marlborough Hospice Foundation both fundraise to support the hospice now and into the future.

West Coast

Buller West Coast Home Hospice Trust
C/- 91 Queen Street, Westport 
Phone 03 789 8278
No actual building, but a Trust to accummulate, manage and distribute funds to support families on the West Coast financially to care for their loved ones with a life limiting illness and are in the palliative stage. We provide support with the free hire of equipment and with the financial burden facing families at  this dificult time. We have no patient contact and take requests for assistance  from District and Paliative Care nurses. The Trust works alongside District Health Board to plan Paliative Care for Cancer Patients and sponsors health professionals with training programes.


Nurse Maude Hospice
15 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale, Christchurch
Phone 03 375 4200      
Nurse Maude Hospice consists of an 11-bed inpatient facility and a specialist community palliative care team. The service has coverage from Rakaia in the south to Kaikoura in the north of the South Island.
It is the only hospice in Christchurch and it covers a population of about 450,000.

South Canterbury

Hospice South Canterbury
55 Broadway Avenue, Timaru
Phone 03 6877670 
We provide care throughout South Canterbury from the Waitaiki river in the south to the Rangitata river in the north and from the ocean to the Southern Alps covering a population base of 56,000 people. Our Clinical Services Manager with the support of a Medical Officer manages the Hospice Service. Professionally trained nurses staff the Unit with the assistance of volunteers who not only assist with the care of our patients,but also clean and cook daily meals for our patients. Our community staff assisted by volunteers, support the patients and families in their own home, enabling families to care for their dying relative in the place they chose. Hospice Chaplains are available to patients and family.  A trained Bereavement Support Team assisted by volunteers is available to family members following death. A purpose built 7 bedroom unit with twin share ensuites will be officially opened on Friday 3rd July 2009.


Otago Community Hospice
293 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin
Phone 03 473 6005
Otago Community Hospice provides specialist palliative care to people with life limiting illness in the Otago region. The hospice works closely with specialist clinicians in the hospitals and GPs to offer places on its programme for as many people as possible. The hospice's community palliative care team works in Dunedin and around north, central and south/west Otago. The team comprises doctors, nurses and social workers/counsellors. Otago Community Hospice has a 12–bed inpatient facility In Dunedin, offering care for symptom control, respite care and end of life care . It also provides a day care service and outpatient services are offered at the hospice and from Oamaru, Dunstan and Balclutha Hospitals. The hospice also works closely with rural hospitals in meeting the needs of people and their carers in rural Otago.  Counselling is another service provided to patients and their families.


Hospice Southland
75 Kew Road, Invercargill
Phone 03 211 3081
Our team of health professionals specialises in providing quality treatment and care to patients and their families. The team maintains close links with other health professionals and caregivers involved. The Medical and Nursing team is the patient's first contact with Hospice, providing information on the services available to patients and their families. The aim is to support people to stay in their own home as much as possible if it is their wish. Day Hospice is an activity based programme held at the Hospice, providing a safe and relaxed environment which offers companionship and support for patients and time out for families. Together with a trained biographer, the patient is able to record their memories and meaningful aspects of their life. When completed, the biography is presented to the patient, and is often treasured by the family.
If needed, patients can be admitted to the six bed Inpatient Unit which has a home-like atmosphere where family and friends are always welcome. Spiritual Support is an integral aspect of the care we offer. The Spiritual Support person visits and spends time with patients and their families whilst they are in the Inpatient Unit.