Our Care Team
Hospice Mid-Northland operates a Clinical Team of specialist Palliative Care Nurses and a Family support Co-ordinator, and is supported by a talented and very dedicated Operations Team - and over 300 volunteers from our 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/whanau in the Mid-Northland community 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 team to promote clinical excellence and professional nursing practice at Hospice Mid-Northland.
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 Coordinator
Our Family Support Coordinator provides emotional support in a safe and accepting environment, for both the patient and their family / whanau. She is 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.
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 over months following your diagnosis.
Referrals can be made to us directly by a patient or their doctor, nurse, family member or friend. Please contact us to discuss our services or to discuss a referral.