Who can make a referral?
Patients can be referred to Te Kahu Pairuri 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 any needs of someone living with a life-limiting illness are not being met. It is important that before making this call you do have that patient's permission.
Phone Te Rangimarie 06 753 7830 to find out more.
An assessment by a member of the Hospice palliative care team may then be required.