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.

Click here to find out more about hospice services

Palliative Care Conference 2021

We are really excited to welcome you to join us in Auckland from 16-17 August this year for the premier hospice palliative care Conference event.

Postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic – we look forward to bringing you some inspiring international speakers;

And speakers and leaders from Aotearoa New Zealand.

There will be a huge range and value to the 40+ abstracts that will be presented over the two days of Conference 2021 and we are currently seeking submissions to present as part of the core programme.

Call for Abstracts is open – click here to learn more.

COVID- 19 information 

As you will be aware the COVID-19 virus continues to be a worldwide pandemic as classified by the WHO. (World Health Organisation)

New Zealand is currently operating under an alert level system to put measures in keep us safe from the 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.

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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