News & Events

How does Hospice Taranaki share knowledge and expertise with the community? Vanessa Philp our Clinical Nurse Educator – with over 10yrs experience in palliative care nursing and has had the role of Hospice Taranaki Nurse Educator for the last 4yrs   Palliative care is based on the philosophy that each person is a unique individual with unique needs. It is important to kno ...

18 Dec 2018

FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE I write this reflecting back on our 2017/18 financial year which has just been finalised. It has been a time of significant challenge through rising expenditure as we continue to meet growing service demands and increasing operational costs. Our combined income through community donations, retail shop and government funding was largely static over this ...

18 Dec 2018

Gary Wallace, better known as Gazza, is making the best of his borrowed time. It was Christmas 2014 when he was living in Wanganui that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer discovered after he suffered an acute case of pancreatitis. He underwent a radical left nephrectomy (removal of his left kidney). “After that I carried on living my life. But unbeknown to me it was spreading ...

18 Dec 2018

On Monday 3rd December the Hospice celebrated the wonderful work done by our volunteers throughout Taranaki by holding a Christmas lunch at the Devon Hotel.  About 400 volunteers attended, and a wonderful time was had by all.  Below are pictures of some of the volunteers who received long service certificates (5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years).        ...

07 Dec 2018

Christmas delight with holly berries - $140 plus P & H.  $10 of this sale is donated to: Either SANDS NZ or Hospice Taranaki.  Please advise your choice.  These wreaths are examples only.  If you would like to order a similar wreath please reference 023 Christmas Delight and contact Annemarie via Facebook "Celebration Wreaths" or by phoning 027 594 5372. ...

30 Nov 2018

All shops close at noon on Christmas Eve, and re-open on Thursday 3rd January with normal hours. Donations of goods over this time can be delivered to Borrell Avenue Warehouse during the following hours: Monday 24 December - OPEN UNTIL NOON Tuesday 25 December - CLOSED Wednesday 26 December - CLOSED Thursday 27 December - 7.30 am - 4 pm Friday 28 December - 7.30 am - 4 ...

30 Nov 2018

The Tree of Remembrance is now at Farmers in Centre City.  For a small donation a message of remembrance can be placed on our Tree of Remembrance in memory of a loved one. Also, you can support your hospice by purchasing the 2018 limited-edition collectors' bauble from any Farmers store.  Just $10 each with the full purchase price donated to ensure hospice services remain free ...

23 Nov 2018

At its AGM on 10 December 2018 the following were confirmed as Board of Trustee members for 2018/19.   Hospice Incorporated society Mike Brooke, Chair Neil Evetts, Deputy Chair Dianne Bezuidenhout, Chair South Taranaki Committee Pat Bodger Tim Coleman Peter Cottam Dr John Doran Judy Drummond Christine Taylor Clare Poole   Hospice Taranaki Foundation Roger Malt ...

23 Nov 2018

Hospice Taranaki commenced its annual telemarketing campaign of the province recently.  Continuing high patient numbers along with increasing operation costs mean that in the coming 12 months Hospice Taranaki needs to raise $3.5m from the Taranaki community to meet the shortfall after DHB funding. If you have any concerns, please contact Paul Lamb, Chief Executive, Hospice Ta ...

16 Nov 2018

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