We know this is a worrying time for people and their families as we adapt to the necessary changes to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
As an essential health service, hospices around the country are continuing to support people and their families and whānau in the community.
If you require support from hospice – please phone your local service to discuss your needs and situation. Please do not visit your hospice inpatient facility without calling first.
There are a number of websites and resources that have good factual information around this topic – and links to support for people who might be struggling.
The NZ Ministry of Health website is updated daily and is a good place to check in for up-to-date information.
There is also the New Zealand Government Unite Against COVID-19 website.
If you are feeling vulnerable or concerned, please reach out and ask for support.
You can call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free health advice and you can free text or call 1737 anytime to talk with a trained counsellor.