Hospice Palliative Care

Specialist palliative care provides care and support of symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social. Family/whanau and friends can also receive practical and emotional support.

Care and support is provided free of charge to patients and their families.

Nurse Maude works alongside GP's, District Nurses, pharmacists and other health providers and volunteers to provide the best possible care which can be provided in the community or in the Nurse Maude Hospice.

Referrals may come through the patient's doctor, hospital, social worker or another health care provider.

Palliative Care nurses can be contacted 24 hours a day on 03 375 4274.

Paediatric Palliative Care

Our Paediatric Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist provides advice and support across the South Island and helps coordinate care for children with chronic or serious life-limiting illness.

Care is always provided in collaboration with the child's primary paediatrician and referrals can be made from any health professional involved in the care of the child.

Family Support

Confidential counselling services are offered in both individual and group sessions.

We also provide information, reassurance, resources and strategies to help deal with grief and loss and, if needed, we can refer clients to other health services.

Our Family Support counselling service is free of charge to patients and their families, as is our Korowai programme which provides education for those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.

Services of Remembrance are held during the year with families invited to attend nine to 12 months after the death of a loved one.

Appointments can be made between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, with some flexibility depending on need.

Palliative Aged Residential Care

Our Clinical Nurse Specialists provide education, mentoring and coaching support to hospital and dementia level aged residential care facilities. We work closely with the staff to enhance existing competencies and build stronger expertise and sustained capability in the care of palliative residents.

Nurse Maude Hospice
15 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale
Phone 03 375 4274