Social Work

Our social workers specialise in working with adults who are approaching the end of their life, as well as their families, those they are close to and their communities.  We use particular skills and knowledge to help people to deal with the impact of what is happening to them, including loss and bereavement, which includes…

Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care and Support

Our Hospice Chaplain is available for home or inpatient visits to discuss any aspect of spiritual wellbeing. Donna Denmead has trained in Clinical Pastoral Education and Specialist Palliative Care Chaplaincy and is an accredited healthcare chaplain. Her role involves emotional and spiritual support of staff, patients and family members, supporting folk with and without a…

Shifting Sands – Drop-In Bereavement Peer Support Group

Shifting Sands – Drop-In Bereavement Peer Support Group Come and meet others walking a similar path of grief and loss  in a supportive, caring environment.   Held every Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month Time: 10.30am – 12.00 noon Venue: At Waipuna Hospice Morning tea provided   Please email bereavement@waipunahospice.org.nz or phone (07) 552 4380 ext…

A-ha! Moments

This is a two session workshop where you use materials to create a visual biography, a board depicting memories of special times in your life. You don’t need any artistic skills, it’s all about you, your story, your journey and the “A-ha!” moments along the way. We invite you to bring a helper (partner, grandchild,…

Cultural Support

We are committed to engaging with family and whanau, understanding cultural differences, rituals and practices in order to make the experience of every patient and their loved ones, memorable, respectful, complete. The Kai Whakamaru is available to provide support, protection and advocacy for patients and their whanau, throughout their hospice journey, ensuring your cultural, emotional,…

Riding the Grief Wave Bereavement Support Course

Over eight weeks, meet other individuals and families and with the support of our Counsellors, understand and navigate the wave of grief and loss. Families who are currently under our care – or have been, no matter how long ago – are welcome to participate. Dates for 2019: 14 May – 2 July 30 July…

Child, Adolescent and Family Services

Part of our service is providing specialist support for children, adolescents and families throughout the time of care and beyond. There are a number of ways we provide this support depending on the specific needs of children, adolescents and families, such as: Providing parents and caregivers with information and access to resources Counselling support for…