Welcome to Hospice Taranaki, provider of specialist palliative care services for all people within Taranaki.

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

These services are offered free regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion. Patients who have Hospice Taranaki involved in their care may have cancer or other life limiting non-cancer illnesses.

Hospice philosophy affirms life and offers 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" 2018/2019

Over the past 12 months we have provided:

641 patients with care and support

7396 visits to patients' homes

2387 Social Work consultations

1662 Bereavement support sessions with patients and their family members

5121 community telephone consultations

47% of our patients are non-cancer

Community Business partnerships

Sustainable future thanks to our Living Every Moment Club:

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

Important Information for Visitors to Te Rangimarie Hospice

The wellbeing of patients, staff and volunteers and their families/whanau is always our top priority, we therefore ask that you consider the following questions if you are planning to visit our Hospice:

  • Are you at risk of having COVID-19?
  • Have you been in close physical contact with someone who is suspected of or is a confirmed case of COVID -19?
  • Have you travelled from Mainland China, Iran, Italy or the Republic of Korea in the last 14 days?
  • Have you travelled from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand AND have flue-like symptoms, fever or acute respiratory illness?

If you are planning to visit the Inpatient Unit (Te Rangimarie) and have answered YES to any of the above - DO NOT ENTER THE HOSPICE BUILDING. 

Please ring us on 06 753 7830 and staff can assist you in making a decision as to whether it is safe to visit in the interest of protecting our patients, staff and volunteers.

Visitors who are well, are very welcome to visit patients at Te Rangimarie Hospice - please use sanitiser on entry and departure.

Hospice Taranaki has an active pandemic plan.

For more COVID-19 information the Ministry of Health website contains up to date information and advice - https:/www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases


Contact the Healthline team (for free) - 0800 611 116

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


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