Story: Coping with Loss During the Christmas Season

Coping with Loss During the Christmas Season Waipuna Hospice Counsellor Karen Schilperoort gives guidance on how to get through Christmas, an often difficult season for those who have lost a loved one. As the Christmas holidays approach, anticipating special occasions can be particularly difficult for families grieving a loss. Families can find meaningful ways to…

Story: All The Stars In The Sky

All The Stars In The Sky On a sunny day, nestled in the heart of Waipuna Hospice sits Baden Jury, a patient of ours who at the time of this interview was staying in our Inpatient Unit for respite care. 35 years ago, Baden was first diagnosed with cancer and given months to live. But,…

Rambling Rich at Waipuna Hospice in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Update: Rambling Rich Issue 85

Rambling Rich – December 2023 Kia ora everyone, We have had a busy end to the year with the hospice services under significant pressure during an increasingly under-resourced period for the whole of healthcare. The team are working really hard to cover gaps in the team due to the difficult recruitment environment. With Christmas on…

Story: Die With Great Memories Not Dreams

Die With Great Memories, Not Dreams. A story about Peter Oakes, as told by Pazia Moore. “Quite frankly, it sucks to know I am dying. But that isn’t the whole picture. I’ve also got a life to live in the meantime.” I’m Pazia, the Marketing and Communication Manager at Waipuna Hospice – a role I…

Shining Stars Appeal

Remember Your Loved Ones with Our Shining Stars Appeal We are proud to introduce our new appeal called Shining Stars where people are invited to donate and dedicate a star in memory of a loved one. Explaining the inspiration behind this appeal, Waipuna Hospice Marketing and Fundraising Director, Sasima Pearce, says this initiative is about…

Story: A Light During My Darkest Days

A Light During My Darkest Days A story by Lisa Fowler Waipuna Hospice cared for us physically and emotionally, preparing us for the difficult journey of grief, loss, and bereavement. With your help, they can continue providing this vital support to people in your community. In 2008, not long before my birthday in August, my…