We can be reached 24 hours a day for your care-related enquiry on 09 407 7799

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

People FirstTuatahi:  Te mea nui he tangata
Go the Extra MileKia anga-mua I nga wa katoa
We are as OneHe iwi Kotahi a tatou katoa
Always EducatingKo tatou rite te iwi Kotahi
Celebrate Life and Dignify DeathWhawhai tia te mate, kia rangatiratia tonu tou to
Every Dollar CountsAhakoa te iti te putea e pounamu te wariu

Our History

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.

Our Funding

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.