Our Care Teams
Hospice Mid-Northland and Far North Community Hospice operate clinical teams of specialist palliative care Nurses and a family support team, and is supported by a talented and very dedicated Operations Team - and over 400 volunteers from our wider community. The Operations Team provides the structure to keep Hospice running sustainably day-to-day, so that our Clinical Team can keep providing their services free-of-charge to our community. You can find more information about our full team here.
Our Palliative Care Nurses
Our Palliative Care Nurses provide for the needs of patients and their family/whánau in the Mid-Northland and Far North communities in their own homes or other care facilities. They work to assess a patient's needs and provide specialist palliative care throughout all stages of a patient’s life limiting illness. They also offer support, palliative care education and advice to patients, their families and carers, and other community based health professionals and support services.
Our Clinical Manager, is based at hospice and works with the nursing teams to promote clinical excellence and professional nursing practice at Hospice Mid-Northland and Far North Community Hospice.
We also provide after hours professional advice and support for those who may be caring for patients in the community. Our nurses do not wear uniforms and our vehicles are unmarked, so we can visit you in confidence and maintain your privacy.
Family Support Coordinators - Amy Powles and Colleen Olsen
Our Family Support Coordinators provides emotional support in a safe and accepting environment, for both the patient and their family/whánau.
Amy covers Hopisce Mid-Northland and Colleen the Far North Community Hospice.
They are available to see people on their own or as a couple or family group. Support can be arranged both at Hospice and at home, face to face or over the phone. Counselling is also available for children and young people, for any issues arising from change, loss and grief. Our support continues after a death, with bereavement care provided as needed.
Amy can be contacted on 021 234 9656.
Colleen on 021 454 779
Our clinical and social support services are provided free of charge, 24 hours a day to anyone with a life-limiting illness. This may include heart failure, multiple sclerosis, cancer, motor neurone disease, emphysema or other illnesses for which there is no cure.
Our care is not limited to end of life and, with many patients, a longer-term relationship can develop.
Referrals can be made to us directly by a patient or their doctor, nurse, family/whanáu member or friend. Please contact us to discuss our services or to discuss a referral.