Story: Hospice Is Where My Heart Is

Hospice Is Where My Heart Is Trish Thorner is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Waipuna Hospice. As a CNS, Trish’s role is all about coordinating a team of nurses and taking triage or emergency phone calls from patients and families. After working in palliative care for 15 years, hospice holds a special place in…

Update: Rambling Rich Issue 80

Rambling Rich – August 2022 Richard Thurlow, Waipuna Hospice CEO Hello all! It has been a while since I last wrote to you, and I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for getting behind Waipuna Hospice over the last few months. It hasn’t been an easy time for anyone, but our community…

Story: Death Doesn’t Always Go To Plan

Death Doesn’t Always Go To Plan A story about Emma Frame’s journey with Waipuna Hospice.  Death doesn’t always go to plan. However, thanks to your support Waipuna Hospice is there no matter what. Every dollar you donate helps us care for the terminally ill and bereaved in your community. Your support makes our care possible,…

Story: Meet Andrea

Meet Andrea Our Fraser Street Store Manager Andrea has been the Waipuna Hospice Fraser Street Store Manager for four years. In what is often a busy and diverse role, Andrea has many reasons to love her role. “It’s hard to narrow down why I enjoy my work as there are so many rewarding aspects. The…

Update: Rambling Rich Issue 79

Rambling Rich – March 2022 Richard Thurlow, Waipuna Hospice CEO Hi Waipuna Hospice supporter, I am composing this newsletter piece just as we have moved to phase three of the omicron outbreak and shortly after Russia has invaded Ukraine. What a changeable world we are living in these days. Waipuna Hospice continues to provide care…

Story: A Life No One Imagines

No one imagines a life of suffering for their child. Jenny Noble, the mother of Waipuna Hospice patient, Hayden, shares her story on finding out her child has a terminal illness before the age of six, and the journey her family has gone through since. When you find out you’re pregnant, you often envision what…

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…