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 dying.
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 life-limiting illness, their families 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 over months following your diagnosis.
Our Core Purpose
We provide Holistic specialist palliative care, and lead awareness and education about Hospice in our community.
|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|
|1998||Hospice Mid-Northland was formed in 1988 under the name Hospice Bay of Islands.|
|1988||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 live for people with a terminal condition and their families. Sixty people attended these initial meetings.|
|1989||By the end of March 1989, 40 had been trained as volunteers. By December 1989, Bay of Islands Palliative Care Society Inc had been formed.|
|1991||In July 1991, a grant from Lotto enabled the BOI Palliative Care Society Inc to rent rooms in Kingston House.|
|1993||In December 1993, the name was changed to Hospice Bay of Islands Society Incorporated.|
|1996||In 1995-96, Kingston House was purchased with community help for Hospice and other community organisations.|
|2009||In 2009 the membership voted to change the organization's name to better reflect the area that we serve.|
We receive approximately 45% of our funding through the Northland District Health Board. The balance is funded through the Hospice shops and the generosity of the community through donations, fundraising and bequests. On an annual basis we need to find an additional $700,000 to continue to provide Hospice services to people living in the mid-north. The effective operation of Hospice Mid-Northland is also dependent upon the continuing support of our wonderful volunteers - without their support we could not provide our current level of services.