Remembrance Service

Waipuna Hospice Remembrance Services are a time when families of the bereaved can come together to remember their loved one and the connection they had with Waipuna Hospice. It is with regret that we had to cancel our in-person Remembrance Service In August due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings. However, we warmly invite you to…

Caregiver Education Programme 2020

A one day education session for families and friends as carers of their loved ones.   Part One: Support for you and your family Part one begins with introductions and morning tea giving the participants and facilitators a chance to get to know each other. After this we will discuss what Palliative Care is and…

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 / spiritual care practitioner is available for home or inpatient visits to discuss any aspect of spiritual wellbeing. The chaplain’s role involves emotional and spiritual support of patients and family members, supporting people with and without a Christian faith and working closely with the broader faith communities of the Western Bay of…

Shifting Sands – Bereavement Group Peer Support

Shifting Sands – Bereavement Group Peer Support Come and meet others walking a similar path of grief and loss in a supportive, caring environment. Afternoon tea provided. Please come to the Day Services Reception (the entrance to the right of the main car-park). Wednesdays 1.30-3.00pm  

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,…