Hospice Taranaki provides a range of community or hospice inpatient services for patients and their family/whanau who are living with life limiting illness.

The hospice philosophy of holistic care is available without barriers for all patients and their families/whanau.

Patients who have Hospice Taranaki involved in their care may have cancer or other life limiting non-cancer illnesses. Affirming life and offering dignity and hope, acknowledging the uniqueness of each person and striving to work in partnership to meet patient and family needs.

Hospice Taranaki is a registered Charitable Trust, founded in 1992 and administered by a Board of Trustees.


Bequest Information

Your gift to the hospice in your Will (a bequest) ensures the future of the free services Hospice Taranaki provides to the community.


Giving to Hospice...

We depend very much on the generosity of the Taranaki community, grants from Trusts, donations. fundraising events and most of all our wonderful HospiceShops.

HospiceShops in Taranaki

Our 5 HospiceShops, are major contributors of funds to financially support Hospice Taranaki so that our services continue to remain free to patients and families/whanau.


Volunteers are our lifeblood. 124,478 volunteer hours were provided from the community during the 2018/19 year.  Volunteers support all components of the hospice programme, including helping with reception, administration, driving, fundraising, Day Programme hosts, flowers, baking, knitting, gardening, housekeeping, and more!

Snapshot of the "Big Picture" 2019/2020

Over the past 12 months we have provided or received:

  • 91% average bed occupancy for Te Rangimarie In patient unit
  • 7955 community home visits
  • 2549 community telephone consultations
  • 92,014 volunteer hours provided from the community
  • 665 referrals - 358 for cancer and 307 for non-cancer illnesses
  • 1954 social work consultations
  • 437 attendances at Day Programme events in Te Rangimarie
  • 1322 Bereavement support sessions with patients and their family members
  • $2,788,149 - Central government funding through Taranaki District Health Board
  • $2,756,420 - Gross revenue from group HospiceShop sales


Community Business partnerships - our Hospice Champions

Sustainable future thanks to our 100 Club:

Learn more about how you can help Hospice for the future ...

Support Services

Services available to Hospice Patients, their families/whanau and significant others.

Providing... Counselling, Carers Programme, Patient Discussion Group, Bereavement Support Group, Social Work, Spiritual Care and Advice, Memorial Services, Art Therapy, Biography Service, Bereavement Support.

contact the Support Services Team


Current Vacancy

There is one vacancy at Hospice currently.  This is for a Team Leader at HospiceShop Waitara.  

click here to follow the link to find out more...

Calves for Hospice...

Would you like further information regarding assisting Hospice Taranaki with a donation of a calf? Click here to go to the detailed information.

Teeing off for Hospice hosted by George MacArthur

Our thanks go to the businesses and organisations who supported our very successful inaugural golf tournament, and our celebrities who gave their time and golf skills to help make this event a success.  Our grateful thanks also go to our wonderful volunteers, without whom there would have been no event. click on this link.


Visiting Te Rangimarie Hospice

(Hospice Taranaki inpatient unit)

5 David St, Westown NEW PLYMOUTH

Open visiting times for families

General visiting 10am - 7pm daily

24 hour Service

We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For patient care telephone 06 753 7830


Living Every Moment - he ra hou, he oranga ngakau