How we care for and support patients and families

Meeting the needs of patients and families

Hospice Taranaki offers a comprehensive hospice palliative care service. Our services are free to all patients and their caregivers, thanks to the generosity of the people in the community who make donations, support the HospiceShops and leave bequests to help meet costs.

Te Whare Tapa Wha : Mason Durie

the four cornerstones of health...

Tinana- physical well-being

Wairua - spiritual well-being

Hinengaro - emotional well-being

Whanau - family & social well-being

Medical / Nursing Care Services

  • Te Rangimarie Hospice in-patient unit
  • Community Palliative Care nursing
  • Taranaki Base & Hawera hospitals in-patient service
  • Respite Care
  • Night Nursing
  • Aged Care facility support
  • 24 hour after hours telephone service 06 753 7830

Support Services to Patient/Families

  • Day Programme
  • Carer group
  • Family support (including bereavement counselling)
  • Spiritual Care
  • Kaiawhina (cultural support)
  • Bereavement group
  • Respite care (at Te Rangimarie and rest homes)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Social worker


  • Volunteer Support & Training
  • Education for Primary care (ie GP's, aged care staff)
  • Biography Services
  • Memorial services (2 per year in New Plymouth; 1 in Hawera)

These services are managed, monitored, reviewed and developed to enhance the level and quality of service delivered in Taranaki