Holistic Palliative Care
We provide palliative care when there is no curative option available. Our services are for people with any life-limiting illness, which may include heart failure, renal failure, 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.
This includes management of our patient's pain and other symptoms, as well as engaging in conversations of honesty, truth and courageousness with patients and their whanau, their families.
We work closely with our patients and their families/whanau to enable our patients to continue to live with meaning and purpose in their lives.
How it Works
Following a referral, we are able to see the patient and their family/whanau to assess what their immediate needs and concerns are. Referrals may come from a General Practitioner doctor (GP) or directly from the patient or their representative. To make a direct referral, please contact Clinical Manager Jenny Coleman on 09 407 7799.
Our initial engagement can be a busy time, involving the patient, their family/whanau and the healthcare professionals involved in their care to ensure that appropriate care and support is in place. Our clinical team do not wear uniforms and our vehicles are unmarked, so we can visit you in confidence and maintain your privacy.
Our clinical team can be reached 24 hours a day by patients and their families to discuss their symptoms, medical care or to provide support if they become anxious or worried with questions and concerns.
Support within Homes and Aged Residential Care
We support people to remain in their homes or their aged residential care, working closely with other health professionals to provide specialist advice, medical equipment, and support with a palliative approach to their care.
We own and loan specialist medical equipment to our patients free of charge, which can enable our patients to remain in their own home following our clinical assessment. It is our goal to support our patients to maintain their independence, and to stay safe and comfortable throughout their treatment.
Our equipment is commercially cleaned, delivered and installed in our patient's homes free of charge.