In Patient Care
In Patient care meets three primary needs...
- Symptom management: Short term stays (usually 3 - 5 days) for review of patient's symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting.
- Respite care: Available for short periods of time primarily to allow time out for carers and family members. Generally for a week and is arranged in consultation with the patient and family/whanau.
- End of life care: If care at home is no longer possible or no longer preferred.
Te Rangimarie (Hospice in-patient unit) located near the main hospital in New Plymouth has 5 beds with ensuites available, as well as family facilities. The Hawera Hospital provides access to 2 beds.
Te Rangimarie is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and community patients can call at any time for advice and support. There are five comfortable and private bedrooms with their own ensuites and access to our garden.
The length of stay is decided individually, with most patients returning to their own home. Te Rangimarie and the Hawera Hospital beds do not provide long-term care.
Due to COVID-19 all visitors must wear a facemask to see/visit a patient.
Best palliative care in the bed the patient is in...
Care is not limited to Te Rangimarie as the Hospice care team provides the best palliative care to the patient in their home, rest home, or hospital setting. Professional guidance and support is provided to healthcare professionals providing palliative care in other facilities.