Nurse Maude AGM
Farmers Campaign
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Help us build a new Hospice
for the people of Canterbury
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Because home is where our heart
is too. We care for you in your own home and community whenever possible
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Respect, care and compassion.
Because it’s always been about
people, not profit.
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Caring for the community for more than 125 years

Nurse Maude provides services to more than 400,000 people each year, delivering over a million hours of district and specialist nursing, home support services, hospice and community palliative care and allied support. Complementary to these, are the Health and Mobility shop, linen service and frozen meals service.

The relentless pursuit of better options.

Nurse Maude provides nursing and homecare to some of the most vulnerable in our community.  Every dollar goes into providing care for those who need us most…in our hospital, our hospice, clinics, schools and in your community.

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About Us

Find out more about who we are and the work we do.

Nursing

Our customers are central to everything we do.

Hospice Shops

Find out where they are located.

Farmers support Hospice again this Christmas

Farmers’ stores across Aotearoa are raising funds for their local hospice during the lead-up to Christmas for the 9th year in a row.  Customers have generously donated $6 million over that time to help keep hospice services free of charge.

There are two ways Farmers’ customers can support their local hospice until Christmas Eve:

  • donate to the Christmas Tree of Remembrance, or
  • purchase a limited-edition, hand-painted bauble (available in-store and online) for $10

The full $10 from the purchase of the bauble stays in the community and is donated to the local hospice.  Farmers also passes on 100% of donations from the Tree of Remembrance.

This year’s bauble

Tina Parata, Kaiwhakahaere at Hospice New Zealand says the stars on the bauble are poignant.

“This is Aotearoa’s first year celebrating Matariki, a time when we remember and celebrate those who are no longer with us.  So, for me the stars represent our loved ones who have died, lighting up our skies with love and warmth.  The mini stars inside represent all our tupuna who are watching over us, supporting and guiding us into the future.”

What’s new at Nurse Maude?

The Health & Mobility Shop has moved

 

From Monday the 21st of November our Health & Mobility Shop will be open at 87a Gasson Street.
Parking right outside.

Baby loving volunteers wanted

Because of our involvement in setting up the volunteer service in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Nurse Maude Crickets Service is often referred prem and multiple birth babies when mums and dads need an extra pair of hands.

Recently we provided intensive, short-term, in-home support for the first few weeks to a new mum from Colombia with premature twins.  The mum had a health issue as well as some initial feeding and reflux problems with the babies. Often, the volunteer gave the new mum her only opportunity to shower or take  a nap, as well as being a much-needed second pair of hands for feeding, bathing, and winding. “It’s just been amazing! I honestly don’t know how I would have survived without it. All the volunteers are just lovely. I can’t even express how grateful I am. It’s been a lifesaver and just given me such peace of mind having that support”.

The Crickets team are now looking to expand this service for other families in similar situations,  especially for multiple births, mums recovering from complex births, parenting alone, or isolated from their usual support systems.

We are recruiting a pool of experienced volunteers who enjoy working with babies and new parents.

Volunteers would be called on a casual, as-needed basis to provide support to new parents in the short and mid-term for two to three hours at a time.

If you or someone you know would like to be involved or you would like more information, please contact Fleur fleur.hope@nursemaude.org.nz

Please note: These roles are subject to police vetting and vaccine mandate (including boosters) requirements.

Hospice News

 

Thank you to the Harcourts Foundation

We are delighted to have been granted $4,890 to purchase two replacement syringe drivers for the Hospice Palliative Service from the Hospice NZ Grants Programme, supported by Harcourts.  The syringe drivers (portable battery-operated pumps that administer drugs subcutaneously) help us support patients in the community, hospice and in aged care, by assisting in the effective management of symptoms such as pain and nausea.

Read more about the Harcourts Foundation and how their grants have supported 11 hospices this year HERE.

Mos for Maudes

Nurse Maude is proudly supported by the BNI Chapters of Canterbury.   This November, the gentlemen of BNI Canterbury will be growing their moustaches to show their support for Nurse Maude’s quest to build a new hospice.

To find out more go to their give a little page HERE

Our Courses

Introduction to Wound Care Workshop

This year Nurse Maude is offering an Introduction to Wound Care workshop for Enrolled and Registered Nurses only. Previously we have held Foundations in Wound Care workshops; this session is more clinically relevant with an increased number of case studies.

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