Story: When Giving Back Is Who You Are

Waipuna Hospice volunteer recognised for her dedication to the cause. Our ‘family’ of nearly 900 volunteers are special folk and we appreciate just how wonderful each one of them is. In this issue of Waipuna Connections, we want to introduce you to Christine Conn, one of our diverse volunteers who is willing to help whenever…

Story: You’re Not Alone This Festive Season

You’re Not Alone Tips for managing grief during the holidays. The holidays, although filled with family, friends and celebrations, can be a stressful time of year under usual circumstances. But when you are managing grief, it can be particularly challenging. It is important to remember that everyone experiences grief differently and that it’s a normal,…

News: A Year In Review

A Year In Review An overview and highlights from the last financial year 0Phone Calls 0Total Patients 0Nurse Visits 0Family Support Contacts 0Referrals 0KM Travelled By Our Team 0Inpatient Admissions 0Current Volunteers New Patient Referrals By Age Primary Diagnosis Reasons for Admission to IPU Place of Death This data was originally published in our 2020/2021…

Update: Rambling Rich Issue 78

Rambling Rich – November 2021 Hi everyone, well it has been a while since I have written to you, and a lot has happened both at Waipuna Hospice and nationally. Richard Thurlow, Waipuna Hospice CEO COVID-19 has resurfaced in the community meaning level changes were rolled out across the country. Despite this, and because of…

Story: Running For Rich

At just 18, Sophie Adams lost her father to an aggressive form of cancer while he was in the care of Waipuna Hospice. Two years on, and Sophie has decided to give back to Waipuna Hospice by organising a running fundraiser. Sophie’s dad, Richard (Rich) Adams was diagnosed with an aggressive form of esophageal cancer…