Hospice Marlborough provides compassionate, high-quality, specialist palliative care services in a person’s own home or place of residence, in hospital or in the hospice inpatient unit whilst also delivering care and support for family and friends throughout a patient’s illness, death and in bereavement.
Our team empathise with the emotional challenges that can come with receiving the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, and we understand that the comprehensive care required goes beyond addressing physical symptoms, encompassing support for both patients and their whānau, acknowledging the social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their illness.
Referrals – Hospice Marlborough can receive referrals whilst people are undergoing treatments for their illness, and we link in with General Practitioners (family doctor) and other healthcare agencies and organisations such as District Nurses or home care providers, we are not just for end-of-life care. In fact, early referrals allow us to better understand patients, their families, and friends, enabling tailored care to meet their needs and wishes.
Self-Referrals – You or your family can also self-refer to Hospice palliative care by giving our team a call on (03) 578 9492 and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in the community.
Our services are free of charge to patients and their families irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, or age; however, there is a cost to provide them. Currently Hospice Marlborough receives just over 50% of our annual funding through Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) with shortfall being raised every year through the generous support of our community, at our Hospice Shops and through fundraising activities.