In the Community

Care in the community

The comfort of home and familiarity of surroundings with family members and friends is very important to people facing a life limiting illness. Hospice Taranaki supports people at home, helping them to remain as independent as possible.

Our community palliative care team of nurses in North, Central and South Taranaki, doctors, counsellor and volunteers provide practical support and telephone advice 24/7. Patient and family needs are assessed regularly and support provided to meet the need.

About our community service

The community service provides:

  • Home visits for patients living at home or in aged care facilities.
  • 24 hour phone access for advice and visits if needed - 06 753 7830.
  • Liaison with GP's and other health professionals involved with the patient's care.
  • Equipment such as beds, mattresses, wheelchairs, etc.
  • In Inglewood and Mokau area the home nursing care is provided by district nurses who work in close liaison with Hospice Taranaki's staff.

Equipment Loan

If required patients may borrow equipment which includes beds, wheelchairs, walking aids, chairs, mattresses, commodes and more...  Please contact our equipment officer- Graham Moore  (hours are Monday 10am - 2pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 am - 4 pm) at Te Rangimarie Hospice (753 7830), or talk to your Palliative Care Nurse.  

Support Services

Therapeutic massage and library resources including: books, pamphlets, CDs and DVDs are available for patients and families.

Our community team makes around 8000 visits each year.