Waipuna Hospice has a short stay inpatient unit (IPU) located on the outskirts of Tauranga, overlooking the picturesque Wairoa River.
Most people under the care of Waipuna Hospice will not require an inpatient hospice admission, but in some cases patients may be referred by their GP, specialist doctor or hospice nurse for a short stay for pain and complex symptoms control, rehabilitation, or respite care.
Our team of nurses, doctors, social workers and family support will spend time identifying your specific needs, and will work closely with you, your family/whanau and your community care team, to ensure your treatment is specific to your needs.
In the Inpatient Unit you will have access to all of Waipuna Hospice’s support services such as counselling, massage therapy and chaplaincy.
Your length of stay in the IPU will be determined by your particular needs, but generally most stays are between seven and ten days.
For some patients it may be identified that a transition point between home and ongoing care in a private hospital is deemed as more beneficial than transferring back to the home from the Inpatient Unit.
What should you bring?
- Your usual medication
- Toiletries and continence products if you use them
- Comfortable clothing, nightwear and a dressing gown
- Photos and mementos
- All linen is provided, but you are welcome to bring your favourite blanket, quilt or pillow
- Mobile phone and laptop (free wifi is available)
Please leave valuable items at home.