A Coordinated Approach to Care
There can be many health professionals, family members and friends supporting a person who is living with a life-limiting illness. We spend time listening to our patients, assessing their on-going and changing needs in partnership with their existing health care team (eg General Practitioner, Oncology Departments) and carers. We make sure that our patient's symptoms are managed well, so that they can live the best that they can for as long as they are able.
Our criteria for referral is designed to stimulate critical thinking about who is being referred and why. We appreciate your time in providing as much relevant background information as possible, as it is valuable in our service delivery to our Hospice patients.
All enquiries regarding the Referral Process can be directed to Hospice Mid-Northland Clinical Manager Hannah Ledingham on 09 407 7799.
Information and Resources
Palliative Care Handbook
The purpose of the handbook is to provide an easy to use resource that suggests ways to manage challenging symptoms. The handbook is useful in any place where palliative care happens - it gives confidence to those who use it and comfort to the people appoarching the end of their lives.
Standards of Palliative Care
On 13 April 2012, we released the Hospice New Zealand Standards for Palliative Care. The national standards and the accompanying quality review programme will provide a comprehensive continuous improvement framework for Hospices and will be applicable to all health services working with people who need a palliative approach to end of life care.