Hospice Marlborough provides compassionate, high-quality, specialist palliative care services for individuals of all ages facing life-limiting illnesses. We offer support to patients, their whānau, and caregivers throughout their illness, end-of-life journey, and bereavement.
Our care approach is holistic and as a collective effort, our highly skilled team focus not only on physical symptoms but also social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Tailored to each patient and their whānau, our services are accessible across Marlborough in homes, aged-care facilities, hospitals, and our purpose-built hospice inpatient unit.
Over the past year Hospice Marlborough has supported 1171 patients with specialist palliative care services. Early connection with patients & whānau enables specialist consultations to clarify patient needs, wants, & wishes. Building relationships early ensures wellbeing entitlements are understood, with difficult conversations facilitated by qualified & skilled Hospice Marlborough staff.
Although our services are free, funding is necessary for us to deliver our services. We currently receive just over 50% of our funding from Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) relying on annual fundraising for the shortfall. We are grateful for the support of corporate sponsors, the community, and our Hospice Shops, so we can continue delivering vital palliative care across our region.