Nurse Maude Hospice & Palliative Care


Specialised hospice palliative care is provided free of charge to patients in the community and the Nurse Maude Hospice. In the community patients are cared for by their own GP, while in the hospice they may be cared for by their own GP or the hospice doctor.

Nurse Maude’s Hospice Palliative Care service is provided across the greater Canterbury region, including Kaikoura, Ashburton, Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and across the West Coast.

The Hospice Palliative Care Service has a multi-disciplinary team which includes trained nurses, doctors, a Paediatric Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, allied health professionals and a Family Support team which includes a kaiāwhina and pastoral care worker.

Referrals to the service 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.

Family Support

The Family Support counselling service is free of charge to anyone who needs counselling and support for grief, loss and bereavement and allows patients and their families to access confidential, neutral and non-judgemental counselling.

Nurse Maude’s qualified counsellors can provide information, reassurance, resources and strategies to help cope with grief and loss and, if necessary, refer clients to other health services.

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

Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday by appointment with some flexibility depending on need.

Palliative Care Education Programme 2018

Download the 2018 Palliative Care Education Programme and registration form here