Far North Community Hospice is a charitable trust and the sole provider of palliative care services in the Far North. The service operates from (Dampney House) Matthews Avenue in Kaitaia. On staff are 4 nurses providing pain and symptom management, Family Support Co-ordinator (providing bereavement support), a Life Review Service, Complimentary Therapy (monthly), and a committed group of volunteers.
A dedicated self contained unit within the Kaitaia Hospital is The Shirley Crawford Haven which is available for patients and family/whānau to use at the terminal phase of life or during an interim period of treatment. The nursing team provide a 24 hour, seven day cover to patients and their families in the community and cover a geographical area from Mangamuka Bridge to Cape Reinga in the North and from North Hokianga in the west to Taupō Bay on the east coast.
The nurses work in collaboration with other health professionals (such as the GP, Social Worker, Hospital staff, and other Multi-disciplinary health professionals). The team blend their strengths together to anticipate and meet the needs of the patient and family facing a terminal illness.
58A Matthews Avenue
PO Box 690
Ph: 09 408 0092
Fax: 09 408 0342