Our Vision - Hospice Mid-Northland and Far North Community Hospice
By 2025 Hospice becomes sustainable and a valued/integral part of the Mid and Far Northland Communities by educating and encouraging 45,000 conversations about our service.
Dying is a natural and normal part of our lives, but sometimes it can be challenging to talk about it openly. Asking challenging questions or finding the right words can be difficult, but we need to keep talking openly about dying and death, and what it means to us and those around us.
Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)
We are committed to initiating and and participating in 45,000 conversations about the services we provide.
We also find that Hospice means different things to people and we are going to keep talking about what Hospice does so that everyone within our community understands that we support people with a life-limiting illness, their families/whánau and their friends.
A life-limiting illness 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.
Our Core Purpose
We provide holistic specialist palliative care, and lead awareness and education about Hospices in our communites.
|People First||Tuatahi: Te mea nui he tangata|
|Go the Extra Mile||Kia anga-mua I nga wa katoa|
|We are as One||He iwi Kotahi a tatou katoa|
|Always Educating||Ko tatou rite te iwi Kotahi|
|Celebrate Life and Dignify Death||Whawhai tia te mate, kia rangatiratia tonu tou to|
|Every Dollar Counts||Ahakoa te iti te putea e pounamu te wariu|
Our Waiata - E Tu Whetu
Aue Ihoa Tiakina
To iwi katoa
E te whetu o te ata
titiro mai ki to iwi e noho nei
Huakina mai e koe
Te ngakau te manawa huarahi
Aue Ihoa aue aue
Manaakitia mai matou
He whaka u te waka nei Te Rangimarie
He whaka u te waka nei Te Rangimarie
The bright morning star will shine upon you/us. It will guide and lead you/us on our journey assisting you/us to give with a grateful heart, anchoring the Whare Manaaki to the principles we stand for.
Tis people, Tis people, Tis people
Hospice Mid-Northland was formed in 1988 under the name Hospice Bay of Islands.
In December 1988, several public meetings were held to establish a group of volunteers who would provide service to assist and improve the quality of life for people with a terminal condition and their families. Sixty people attended these initial meetings.
By the end of March 1989, 40 volunteers had been trained. By December 1989, Bay of Islands Palliative Care Society Inc had been formed.
In July 1991, a grant from Lotto enabled the BOI Palliative Care Society Inc to rent rooms in Kingston House.
In December 1993, the name was changed to Hospice Bay of Islands Society Incorporated.
In 1995-96, Kingston House was purchased with community help for Hospice and other community organisations.
Brough 4c Hobson Ave which provded us with space for a Shop and Processsing Centre for our doanted items
Brought 7 Hobson Ave, Keriekri for our Shop
In 2009 the membership voted to change the our name to Hospice Mid-Northland to better reflect the area that we serve.
Moved to Fairway Drive, Kerikeri Retirement Village
Sold 4c Hobson Ave Shop
Brought property at 464 Kerikeri Rd. This enables us to future proof any expansion requirements, built the Processing Centre and Furniture Shop (Green Shed) with a grant from the Pub Charities Trust
As at April 2023, Hospice Mid-Northland receive approximately 37% of our funding and Far North Community Hopsice recieve 50% through Te Whatu Ora. The balance is funded through our Hospice shops and the generosity of our community through donations, fundraising and bequests.
On an annual basis Mid-Northland Hospice needs to find an additional $1.3m to continue to provide free 24/7 specialist palliative care services.. The effective operation of both of our Hospices is also dependent upon the continuing support of our wonderful volunteers - without their support we could not provide our current level of services.
While Far North Community Hospice receives 50% funding and need to find an additonal $450,000, there is only one shop in Kaitaia to try and raise this amount required to operate and maintian our services.