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.
Whiria ngā tāngata, Weave the people together is the premier conference of 2020 for any health professional involved in palliative care.
Whiria ngā tāngata honours the concept that we must all weave together in partnership to ensure the best outcome for people who are dying. There is a role for a range of health care services and professions in and around a person’s end of life journey, supporting the person and their family, whanau and the wider community both before and after death.
During Conference 2020 you’ll be encouraged to think about how we can weave people and services together to ensure equity of access whilst also considering how our services reflect and support the diversity of the people requiring end of life care.
- Call for abstracts is OPEN – click here for details
- Keynote speakers – click here to read about our keynotes
We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland
15-17 September 2020
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 $50M needs to be raised nationally to bridge the gap.
Thank you for supporting your local hospice service by making a donation here.
Hospice’s throughout the country employ around 700 people, 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 throughout the country.
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