A Co-ordinated Approach to Care
There can be many health professionals and family members 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). 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 Hospice Mid-Northland patients.
All enquiries regarding the Referral Process can be directed to Hospice Mid-Northland Clinical Manager Jenny Coleman on 09 407 7799.
Palliative Care Specialist
Our Care Team have access to Palliative Care Specialist Dr Warrick Jones, who is located at Northhaven Hospice in Whangarei. Warrick holds monthly patient clinics and he is also available for health professionals to contact him for palliative care advice and support on 09 437 3355.
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 that the authors have developed during their many years of experience. The Handbook is useful in any place where palliative care happens - it gives confidence to those who use and it and therefore hopefully 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, but will be applicable to all health services working with people who need a palliative approach and end of life care.
Palliative Care Lecture Series
Hospice New Zealand, with generous support from Cancer Research Trust New Zealand, is delighted to offer free access to this programme of monthly palliative care lectures by teleconference. Please contact Hospice Mid-Northland Clinical Manager Jenny Coleman on 09 407 7799 if you are interested in receiving further information or attending the lectures.
Syringe Driver Training
Hospice Mid Northland provides Syringe Driver Training courses. Please contact Clinical Manager Jenny Coleman on 09 407 7799 for more information.