Hospice and community palliative care

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Hospice and community palliative care

Specialist hospice palliative care and support free of charge to our patients and their families in the community and in the Nurse Maude Hospice and we work alongside GP’s, District Nurses, pharmacists and other health providers.

Our Palliative Care nurses can be contacted 24 hours a day on (03) 375 4274.

Our counselling service and Korowai programme, which provides education for carers, is also free of charge to patients and their families.

As Canterbury’s largest provider of specialist hospice palliative care we provide education and support to hospital and dementia level aged residential care facilities.

We also coordinate care and support for children with chronic or serious life-threatening illness which includes providing pain relief, communication between your different doctors and other health professionals and information that can help you make decisions on treatment.

We can support you through home visits or telephone and video conferencing if you live in a remote community and identify other professionals who can help

Care is always provided in collaboration with your child’s primary paediatrician.

Our position on the End of Life Choice Act 2019

We will follow our obligations in accordance with the Act if a patient wishes to explore euthanasia. However, staff will not assess patients for eligibility, nor be present during the administration of any medication used in euthanasia, wherever that may take place. Euthanasia will not occur on hospice premises. We will support  patients and whānau up to the time of the procedure and after death.

15 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale
Ph 03 375 4274

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