Who can make a referral?
Patients can be referred to Hospice Taranaki by their GP, hospital doctor, or medical specialist, or self referral is possible.
However as it is a community organisation, anyone - be it the patient, family member or a health professional - should feel free to contact the hospice if they are concerned that a need of someone living with a life limiting illness is not being met. It is important that before making this call that you do have that patient's permission.
Phone Te Rangimaire 06 753 7830 to find out more.
An assessment by a member of the Hospice palliative care team may then be required.