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(A) Far North Community Hospice

58A Matthews Avenue
Kaitaia 0410

PO Box 690
Kaitaia 0441

Ph: 09 408 0092
Fax: 09 408 0342

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Far North Community Hospice is a charitable trust and the sole provider of palliative care services in the Far North. The service operates from (Dampney House) Matthews Avenue in Kaitaia. On staff are 4 nurses providing pain and symptom management, Family Support Co-ordinator (providing bereavement support), a Life Review Service, Complimentary Therapy (monthly) and a committed group of volunteers.
A dedicated self contained unit within the Kaitaia Hospital is The Shirley Crawford Haven which is available for patients and family/whanau to use at the terminal phase of life or during an interim period of treatment. The nursing team provide a 24 hour seven day cover to patients and their families in the community and cover a geographical area from Mangamuka Bridge to Cape Reinga in the North, and from North Hokianga in the west to Taupo Bay on the east coast.
The nurses work in collaboration with other health professionals (such as the GP, Social Worker, Hospital staff, and other Multi-disciplinary health professionals). The team blend their strengths together to anticipate and meet the needs of the patient and family facing a terminal illness.

(B) Hospice Mid-Northland

464 Kerikeri Road
Kerikeri 0293

PO Box 141
Kerikeri 0295

Ph: 09 407 7799 (24 hours a day)
Fax: 09 407 7784

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Hospice Mid-Northland provides specialist palliative care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge, to anyone in the Mid-Northland community suffering from a life limiting illness. Hospice Mid-Northland covers the area from Towai in the South to Taupo Bay in the North and coast to coast in between, serving a population of over 40,000 people. Our Hospice nurses and Family Support Counsellor visit patients in their own home to offer pain and symptom control, and support for patients and their family/whanau. As well as providing specialist education sessions for other health professionals. In some instances extra nursing support may be recommended by our clinical team, to give carers some respite and additional support to care for their loved ones. This service includes volunteer support, day or evening nursing support, and overnight care by caregivers or registered nurses. We also have an extensive range of hospice loan equipment available to our patients. There is no charge for these services.

(C) Hospice Kaipara

Community Health Services
Dargaville Hospital, Awakino Road 
Dargaville 0310

PO Box 112
Dargaville 0340

Ph: 09 439 3330 x6716
Fax: 09 439 3532

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Hospice Kaipara serves the Kaipara District.  It covers from the Waipoua Forest to Maungataroto, the Dargaville Township and its surrounds, which includes from Pouto to Tangiteroria.

Hospice Kaipara provides home based support, free of charge, catering to the needs of patients and their family/whanau that need specialist care to help manage their life limiting illness.  We work with other health providers (e.g. Doctors, District Health Board staff, Iwi providers, pharmacists), and services include:

  • Care coordination
  • Specialist loan equipment
  • Counselling/Bereavement Support
  • Volunteers
  • Biography writing
  • Complimentary therapy
  • Library with useful books and resources. 

(D) North Haven Hospice

24A Takahe Street
Whangarei 0144

PO Box 7050
Whangarei 0144

Ph: 09 437 3355
Fax: 09 437 6219

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North Haven Hospice is the specialist provider of palliative care for the community of the Whangarei District, and the wider Northland region in association with the other hospices of Northland.  We are a multi-disciplinary team of medical and clinical staff, supported by administration and fundraising teams.  North Haven provides case co-ordination, a community volunteer service, education, a biography service, family support including counselling, and bereavement care.  We have a 6 bed unit for in-patient care, as well as an out-patient programme called Living Well. We care for patients and their families at home, hospital, residential homes; wherever they chose to be and we truly believe in Living Every Moment.

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