Palliative care involves supporting and helping the person to live as comfortably and fully as the person feels their illness allows. 

Palliative care is very active total care. The care is for people whose illness is no longer curable and the goal is around providing quality of life, managing pain and symptoms.

Patients who have Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki involved in their care may have cancer or other life limiting illnesses (heart, lung or kidney failure or motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis can all benefit from palliative care), with a focus on ensuring in every way possible that a person's journey is experienced with comfort, care and dignity.

Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki provides free care to all patients and their families, so that patients and the whānau are able to focus on living every moment together.

At Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki we embrace diversity of age, ethnicity, means, lifestyle or religion by affirming life and offering dignity, 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.

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. Please wear a face mask if you are unwell or a family member has tested positive and bag a bargain.

Christmas shopping hours

Christmas donating hours



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" 2020/2021

To see the big picture for the previous financial year, click here

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


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

2024 - date Sunday 3rd March

Registrations will be taken by emailing

click on this link.

Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki and End Of Life Choice Act

You can sign up for a bi-monthly issue of HospiceTalk from Hospice Taranaki

Please wear a mask when visiting a patient in Te Rangimarie.


Visiting Te Rangimarie Hospice

(Te Kahu Pairuri 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

Alternatively, if the landline is not functioning correctly then please use this number



Te Kahu Pairuri - compassionate cloak of care