Kia ora – welcome.

Many people think of hospice as just a building, when in fact it is a philosophy of care.  The hospice philosophy places equal importance on the physical, spiritual, cultural, emotional and social well-being of a person living with a life limiting condition.

Anyone with a terminal illness, not just cancer, can access hospice care and support. People with life limiting conditions such as multiple sclerosis, lung failure, motor neurone disease or dementia can benefit from palliative care.

Whilst hospice care is primarily focused on the person who is dying, services are also for the family and whanau both before and after their loved one has died.

Everything we provide is free of charge. As an essential health service the majority of funding comes from Government, the remainder comes from community fundraising. Each year hospices must raise over $77M nationally.

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COVID- 19 information 

As you may be aware, the COVID-19 virus has been classified as a worldwide pandemic by the WHO. (World Health Organisation)

New Zealand is currently operating under an alert level system to put measures in place to restrict the spread of this virus.

For more information on the current alert level and what this means please visit the dedicated COVID-19 website

Due to the alert levels it is really important you contact your local hospice service before going to an inpatient facility for any reason. Please click here to find your local service.

Hospice Conference 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in New Zealand and globally, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Conference planned for September.

We’ve been monitoring the situation both locally and internationally and whilst so many uncertainties remain we will postpone and review in coming months.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract – we will be in touch once a new date is confirmed.

The Hospice NZ Conference Organising Team.

Make a donation

All hospice services and support are provided free of charge.  As an essential health service, the majority of hospice funding comes from Central Government, but each year just over $77M needs to be raised nationally to bridge the gap.

Thank you for supporting your local hospice service by making a donation.


Hospices employ over 700 people nationwide through a range of roles within each hospice service.

Here you will find a list of current vacancies – both clinical and administration – listed on behalf of hospices across New Zealand.


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