Hospice New Zealand

Meet Mary

Mary has been a palliative care nurse for 20 years, and says everyone experiences dying in different ways.


“What I see in the work that I do is an immense coming together of families and people and friends. I don’t see really grandiose ideas of wanting to fly to Paris. It’s smaller things of being together, say what I want to say, do what I want to do.”

She says that working with people at the end of their lives is a tremendous privilege.

“I realise that life is precious, and we have no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow. I just celebrate every day. Anyone that’s involved in hospice in some way, it cannot help but change your life for the better.

Click here to watch Mary share her thoughts on death, dying and living. 


  • Follow us on Facebook
Site By Face